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koolk Notes
The revised edition of The Structure of American Industry,
edited by Walter Adams for The Macmillan Company, New York,
has been received by the Association. Like the better known
Growth of the American Economy by Harold F. Williamson it is
a series of case studies of various industries-in this case, fifteen-
by various experts in the economy or economic history of those
particular industries. The industries considered are agriculture,
cotton textiles, bituminous coal, residential construction, steel,
chemicals, petroleum, automobile, cigarette, motion picture, tin
can, air transport, and newspaper, with two other chapters on
public policy and organized labor. From a Southwestern point of
view, and from a strictly historian's point of view the book offers
little.
JOE B. FRANTZ
The University of Texas
Lota M. Spell's Research Materials for the Study of Latin
America at The University of Texas is number fourteen in the
Latin American Studies series. This little brochure will be an in-
valuable aid to the researcher who wishes to avail himself of the
fine Latin American Collection at the University of Texas. Be-
ginning with an introductory chapter on the accumulation of
materials and development of the collection, Mrs. Spell presents
a chapter for each of the following fields: manuscripts and type-
scripts, bibliography, history, geography, literature, religion and
philosophy, law and government, economics, education, and fine
arts. The chapter on history is subdivided into areas. Each field
is evaluated as "rich", "strong", "adequate", or "weak", and the
approximate number of volumes within each field is given. The
index-an essential matter in a study of this type-is particularly
complete, involving twenty-six out of a total of one hundred seven
pages. But best of all, this little study is not only informative and
helpful, but readable and attractive; and it maintains the high
standard that one has come to expect of the University of Texas
Press.
WILBERT H. TIMMONS
Texas Western College

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