of this group as president, and on July 18, 1944, he attended its
last meeting with only one other member, C. J. Meinicke of
Denton. On February 9, 1945, McCormick died in his eighty-third
year. He had lived a long life under the McCormick family motto,
Honi soit qui mal y pense, pointed out in the second paragraph
of this review, and Sine timore (Fearless).
RUDOLPH L. BIESELE
The University of Texas
California. By John Walton Caughey. Second edition. New York
(Prentice-Hall, Inc.), 1953. Pp. xii+666. $9.oo.
Discovery of new material may require new interpretation of
certain areas of history and might justify the revision of publica-
tions in those fields. Growth of population with resulting eco-
nomic and political changes often requires a new edition of a
publication. In 1940 Professor John W. Caughey's California came
from the press as one of the outstanding state histories in the
Prentice-Hall series. Since that time the population and wealth of
California have almost doubled. Urban and industrial changes
have been great. The general characteristics of the people of
California and their culture have been affected. Professor
Caughey's interest has kept pace with these changes. His grasp of
details and masterful presentation of the materials showing these
changes are forcefully demonstrated in the new chapters of the
second edition of California. It was this reviewer's pleasure to
review the original volume (See Southwestern Historical Quar-
terly, LIV, 275-276). There seems to be little to add to the
original review. The new illustrations add color and vividness to
the pictures of California today.
J. L. WALLER
Texas Western College
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101158/. Accessed April 20, 2014.