The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944

Book Reviews

Carroll of Carrollton, appears on the Declaration of Independ-
ence from force of habit developed during twelve years, the
author contends, and not because Charles Carroll wanted to
spare another of the many Charles Carrolls from punishment
by George III (159).
The author preserves a fine balance between the length and
contents of the ten chapters. The style is clear and the story
is well told. There is ample documentation; the bibliography of
eight pages attests the mass of primary and secondary material
on which the story is based; and the index of fourteen pages
leaves nothing to be desired. The book is substantially bound,
its craftsmanship is perfect, and its illustrations are excellent.
R. L. BIESELE
The University of Texas
Pioneering with Christ in Chile. By Agnes Graham. Nashville,
Tennessee (The Broadman Press), 1942. Pp. 160. Illus-
trations.
As the title suggests, the purpose of the book is to tell the
story of Christian missions in Chile. While the work of other
denominations is mentioned, the author, a missionary of the
Southern Baptist Church, naturally keeps in the foreground
the work of her own denomination.
Miss Graham rightly feels that to appreciate the difficulties
and accomplishments of the mission program in Chile, the
reader must know something of the forces that have combined
to produce the culture and the economic and political institu-
tions of the people. The first third of the book is therefore
given to a brief history of Chile from 1535 to the present. The
story is clearly and entertainingly told, and the author is careful
to cite authorities for her statements.
The account of the mission program in Chile begins with
the arrival of James Thompson, a Scotch Baptist, early in the
19th century. The evangelistic, educational, and medical aspects
of mission work are all depicted, but by far the greatest
attention is given to the educational work.
Each of the five chapters is outlined in some detail. The
book was probably intended to be used in church mission study
classes and these outlines were planned to help members of

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