The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 73, July 1969 - April, 1970

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which appeared subsequent to his original volume on the Mexican
Agrarian Revolution. Only some 5 percent of the extensive list of
bibliographical sources are Spanish titles. It is noteworthy that Pro-
fessor Callcott includes four of Fabela's ten-volume documentary
history and omits entirely the same writer's four volume diplomatic
history. Friedrich Katz's excellent study of German-Mexican relations
from 1870 to 192o also is absent.
Perhaps this reviewer is being too harsh in view of the substantial
nature of the understaking and the not insignificant achievement of
effectively integrating great masses of diverse materials into a mean-
ingful whole. To this reader's disappointment, Professor Callcott
closes with a section on the political, economic, and strategic con-
siderations affecting the approach to World War II, the problems that
conflict presented, and a suggestive chapter on policies for the future.
While going no further systematically on the grounds of the inade-
quacy of the documentary sources available, the author suggests that
despite some centrifugal forces, the compelling elements tending
toward hemispheric unity remain. A closer examination of the forces
at work more recently would have been stimulating and useful. It
might have prevented the assertions (p. 308 and p. 353) that negotia-
tions in 1942 and 1945 had written finis to the Ecuador-Peru boundary
dispute. Certainly this view is not supported by subsequent develop-
ments.
University of Texas at Austin STANLEY R. Ross
Mexican Liberalism in the Age of Mora, z82z-z853. By Charles A.
Hale. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1968.
Pp. x+347. $xo.oo00.)
Charles A. Hale, of the University of Iowa, has given us a very
readable and conscientiously researched work on Mexican liberal
thought in the first half of the nineteenth century. He exhibits wide-
ranging knowledge about European liberals who influenced Mexican
exponents of liberalism and an acquaintance with the materials avail-
able on the subject in the libraries and archives in the United States
and Mexico.
Hale has relied heavily upon the dissertation of Robert F. Florstedt,
completed a few years ago at the University of Texas. It is fair to say
that Hale, in his analytical and interpretive study of liberal as well as
conservative political philosophy in Mexico in the period from 182o

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