The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

determined by its "feelings," and, on the other, he allows it a
selective or creative control over itself and its future. In short,
he has failed to explain the cooperation of efficient and final causes,
both of which he officially recognizes in his categorial scheme.
This criticism is probably justified, though the student of White-
head is always left with the feeling that maybe, behind Whitehead's
heavy camouflage of words, lies the solution of the difficulty. In
any case, Whitehead deserves the criticism he gets in these pages,
both from Miller and Gentry.
Rice Institute.
The Works Progress Administration has sent THE QUARTERLY
its generously illustrated Inventory. An Appraisal of Results of
the Worics Progress Administration. A letter of transmittal by
Harry L. Hopkins, Administrator, published on the inside front
cover reveals that the inventory "is a detailed examination of the
public facilities and services built or performed by W. P. A. workers
up to October 1, 1937, obtained by individual inventory of the
150,000 projects that had been operated up to that time." The
inventory is indexed by projects and shows that the W. P. A. has
conducted projects on roads and bridges, parks and playgrounds,
public buildings, water and sewer, aviation, historic shrines, edu-
cation, health, libraries, conservation, production, historical sur-
veys and records, science and research, recreation, music, the
theatre, American art, American guide, and disaster relief-an
overwhelming array of projects. The last eight pages contain
reports from the different states which give an evaluation of the
projects undertaken by the W. P. A.
R. L. B.
Urban Sociology (By Earl E. Muntz. New York: The Mac-
millan Company, 1938. Pp. xvi, 742. $3.75.) is a book replete
with factual information about cities and hence a book that will
repay the general reader as well as the student. But it is a book
that is "flying under false colors," so to speak. By its title it
purports to be a sociology of city communities and of the urban


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