The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

the greatness of one who had a determining part in initiating
and directing a popular movement of far-reaching consequence,
and who in addition, laid the foundations for a new system of
religious thought, also of far-reaching consequence." Jonathan
Edwards redefined "religion in terms of an inner, personal
experience." The author laments that Edwards did not go far
enough, that he did not demolish the whole theological system.
He should, she thinks, have retained a few pieces of the theo-
logical system and have used them "in the formulating of a
quite new order."
R. L. BIESELE.
The University of Texas.
Narratives of the Coronado Expedition, 1540-1542. By George
P. Hammond and Agapito Rey. Volume II of Coronado
Cuarto Centennial Publications, 1540-1940.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1940. Pp. xii, 413.
$3.50.
This is one of a series of eleven volumes comprising the
"Coronado Historical Series." It is the first of the series to
appear, though Volume I, dealing with Coronado's place in
Southwestern history, by Professor Bolton, is promised during
the summer of 1940. This volume contains a translation of all
the material Coronado documents known to scholars. Some of
them, covering the trials of Coronado and Cardenas in 1544 and
1551, respectively, have not previously been translated.
An Introduction of 33 pages gives probably the most satis-
factory biographical sketch of Coronado available. This is fol-
lowed by translations of all the direct and collateral narratives
concerning the expedition, besides contemporary letters and the
legal documents connected with the trials. The volume supple-
ments, but does not supersede, Winship's pioneer work pub-
lished in 1896 by the Bureau of Ethnology. Major documents
here which Winship did not include in his translations are:
the Report of Fray Marcos de Niza, August 26, 1539, upon his
reconnoissance of the cities of Cibola; the Report of Alarc6n's
Expedition of 1540 up the Gulf of California and the Colorado
River; and the Muster Roll of the Coronado Expedition when
the men assembled at Compostela, in February, 1540. This last
document is particularly interesting because it lists the equip-

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