The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

these parts has four chapters which deal, respectively, "with the
physical aspects, economic development, urban problems, and social
life in the five towns." In a summary which he calls "One Hundred
Years of Urban Growth" the author puts a finishing touch upon
his scholarly production. Quite unexpectedly the bibliography does
not list the many sources from which the author drew, a fact
which he explains by saying that his footnotes showed what those
sources were and that he did not "propose to indulge in . . . a
paroxysm of citation." Instead, the bibliography lists guides to
the manuscript and printed materials, prints, maps, and finding
lists of manuscripts. The book is undoubtedly a very valuable
reference work in colonial history and will stimulate further study.
The University of Texas.
McGillivray of the Creeks. By John Walton Caughey. (Norman:
University of Oklahoma Press. 1938. Volume XVIII,
Civilization of the American Indian Series. Pp. x and 363.
Map, illustrations, and bibliography. $3.00.)
With this book a significant volume has been added to the
Civilization of the American Indian Series, sponsored by the
University of Oklahoma. Professor Caughey of the University
of California at Los Angeles has made available his interesting
find in the Archives of the Indies at Seville. While working there
some years ago he discovered a packet of letters written by Alexan-
der McGillivray, that most gifted and highly educated of Indian
leaders. Inspired by his discovery, Dr. Caughey has extended his
study, combining with those letters other documents and related
papers from various sources. Thus is fulfilled the primary purpose
of his book "to assemble and place into conveniently available
form the essential documents descriptive of the man and his work."
As an introduction, the author sketches in ten short chapters,
and within the limits of less than sixty pages, the career of Mc-
Gillivray; in this interesting and compact summary he brings into
focus McGillivray's importance to Creek adamantine diplomacy
in safeguarding for a decade their lands against the incursions of
Georgians, Tennesseeans, Spaniards, and Englishmen. The result,
in the opinion of this reviewer, is that this volume affords the


Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed May 26, 2016.

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