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

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

sociation, in Washington, December, 1934. Taken together they
should be required reading for New World diplomats and planners
of Pan-American programs. In the first essay Professor Bolton
offers a compact presentation of "the larger historical unities and
interrelations" of the Americas. The area of Spanish occupance
as a meeting ground of civilizations between Anglo and Hispanic
America is the topic of the second essay. The reviewer feels that
in ultimate importance it deserves to rank with F. J. Turner's
essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History."
The third essay is already a classic among historians of the South-
west and of the American frontier in general. The last essay
contributes a corrective to the French Jesuit view of Parkman
and Thwaites, and introduces the reader to the remarkable story
of Jesuit expansion under Spain.
The book has an attractive format and is accompanied by re-
vised footnotes. One error in the title of the joint work of Bolton
and Marshall "Colonial History of North America" (p. viii)
instead of "The Colonization of North America" is scored against
Professor Lingelbach.
ARTHUR S. AITON.
The University of Michigan.
The Life and Influence of Charles Carlton, 1821-1902. By Ken-
neth M. Hay. With an introduction by Colby D. Hall. (No
place; no date. Pp. xii, 80. Appendices and bibliography.)
This little volume adds another chapter to the religious and
educational history of Texas. The author apologizes for whatever
"tone of eulogy and hero worship" the work contains. This apol-
ogy, however, is unnecessary. Charles Carlton's efforts were
worthy of eulogy.
Born in England in 1821, Carlton served as a cabin boy in his
youth on a merchant vessel which plied between the ports of
northern Scotland and Hamburg. He shipped as a sailor for
America in 1836. Upon arrival in New Brunswick he deserted
his ship because of ill treatment. After two years of wandering
in New Brunswick and. Nova Scotia he decided to enter the min-
istry. Thus -began the story of his work-a work which took him
to Bethany College and, finally, to the frontier of Texas.
In relating the story of Carlton College, which Charles Carlton

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