The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923 Page: 73
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Book Reviews and Noticees.
obliterated as a result of the Seven Years War. Chapter IX
narrates the initial nervous and half-hearted policy of Spain with
respect to the occupation of Louisiana after 1763, followed by the
more vigorous policy of "Bloody" O'Reilly and the conciliatory
policies of Ulnzaga and Bernardo GAlvez; the readjustments in
Western Louisiana and East Texas made necessary by the extension
of the Spanish frontier to the Mississippi; and the Spanish
achievements in exploration, development of the fur trade, and the
control of the Indians, who, for so long, had been taught by the
French to "hate" the Spaniards. Chapter X tells the romantic
story of the labors of Father Serra in the founding of missions in
California, and of the cooperation in this work of Father Garces,
the explorer, and of Juan Bautista de Anza, the leader of an
intrepid band from Pimeria Alta to the founding of San Francisco.
In this chapter, and the one on Texas, Professor Bolton excels
with respect to well and interestingly told narrative.
A worth while critical bibliographical note and a comprehensive
index conclude the volume.
Aside from its importance and value as a supplementary refer-
ence book and the high place which it fills in the general historiog-
raphy of the northern frontier of New Spain, The Spanish Border-
lands will live because it is readable. Nowhere is style secured at
the expense of fact; instead facts are made the bases for a con-
vincing and pleasing style.
CHARLES W. HACKETT.
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