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

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

between secondary schools and colleges, and looked hopefully
toward "' . . . the ultimate formation of a great and powerful
federal union of the educational systems of the different states.' "
The biography is based largely upon Miss Salmon's letters
and papers which are cited freely to tell most of the story.
Other original papers in the five appendices and illustrations
add to the picture. A table of contents and an index contribute
to the attractive format of the book. In eleven chronological
chapter divisions, headed by appropriate quotations, Miss
Salmon's life story is given: her home life; her education at
the University of Michigan, where she received the Master of
Arts degree in 1883 and the honorary degree, Doctor of Letters,
in 1926; and her professional experiences, ending with her
career at Vassar College, 1887-1927.
It is a full biography of an extraordinary teacher and scholar,
not just an extraordinary woman, which will interest Vassar
alumnae, women's colleges, and those who are concerned with
the democratic development of higher education in the United
States.
ANNA I. POWELL
North Texas State Teachers College
Hispanic American Essays: A Memorial to James Alexander
Robertson. Edited by A. Curtis Wilgus. Chapel Hill (The
University of North Carolina Press), 1942. Pp. viii+-391.
$5.00.
Twenty studies make up this Festschrift in memory of one
of America's great scholars in Latin-American history, Dr.
James A. Robertson, who is best known for his long and able
service as editor of The Hispanic American Historical Review.
Professor Wilgus, a close friend and admirer, has written a
brief biography of and tribute to Dr. Robertson. He has also
compiled a bibliography of his varied and voluminous writings.
Eighteen essays make up the second and third part of this
volume, nine on the colonial era and nine on the national. In
the first of these, "Contribution to the History of the Colonial
Ideas in Spain," Rafael Altamira illustrates the value of the
unpublished documents. Francis Borgia Steck portrays the
cultural contributions of Spain, as against the darker side of

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