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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, July 1949 - April, 1950

Book Reviews

used to reduce the price which is $5.00 for the first, and $6.00
for the second volume.
To the many who have served in the Army Air Forces, this
work should have especial interest, although they will not find
here any detailed record of day-by-day activities. Also all citizens
who have followed the course of the war and who wish to know
the part played by the Air Force in it will find the work de-
serving of perusal. For the most part it is good reading as a
"report to the American public" should be.
The University of Texas
Some Educational and Anthropological Aspects of Latin Amer-
ica, and Political, Economic, and Social Problems of South-
ern South America. The University of Texas Institute of
Latin-American Studies, V, pp. 85, and VI, pp. 107. Austin
(The University of Texas Press), 1948 and 1949.
These two studies are made up of papers read in the lecture
series of 1948 and i949, sponsored by the Institute of Latin-
American Studies of the University of Texas. Number V con-
sists of seven papers which range from "Education in Latin
America" to "Civilizing the Chichimecs." Harold Benjamin, of
the University of Maryland, presents Sarmiento as a schoolmas-
ter, paying due respect to his reputation as soldier, writer, poli-
tician, and revolutionist.
I. L. Kandel, Teachers College, Columbia University, presents
a picture of the tendencies in educational thought summed up
in two traditional Latin-American slogans, gobernar es educar
and gobernar es producir.
Ernesto Galarza, formerly with the Pan-American Union, dis-
cusses new molds for Latin-American youth. What type of Amer-
ican they will shape in this, the atomic age, represents "the dawn
of a formidable problem."
Erna Fergusson (Our Southwest) shows the individual his
role in the Pan-American program. "It is our task, yours and
mine as individuals to overcome the pettiness and stupidities
that hamper good feeling." Public opinion does prevail and
public opinion begins with you and me.


Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, July 1949 - April, 1950. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed May 2, 2016.

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