The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 227
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Bool Reviews and Notices
tion of documents dealing with minutiae of more or less minor
In addition to the correspondence with the Latin American
nations there is included in the compilation correspondence with
those European countries which were most actively interested in
Latin American matters. "No documents have been omitted be-
cause of a confidential or indiscreet character or because, if con-
temporaneously published, they would possibly have given offense
or damaged" reputations. "Not infrequently the subject of an
omitted portion has been indicated in a footnote [Preface, pp. ix-x]
. . ." The value of such a compilation of documentary ma-
terials to the student of the diplomatic history of the western
hemisphere is obvious.
Of the two volumes of documents under review, Volume I, which
contains Instructions from the Department of State to its repre-
sentative in Argentina; Notes to the Argentine representative in
Washington; Despatches from the United States representative in
Argentina; and Notes from Argentina's representative in Washing-
ton will be the one most cordially welcomed by students. These
documents relate to a period in Argentine history that is rich in
important internal and international developments. During most
of the years covered by the documents in Volume I the tyrant
Rosas dominated the country as Governor of Buenos Aires Province
and, in addition, exercised the powers of Foreign Minister of each
of the other provinces which after his downfall were to form the
Argentine Nation. Important subjects dealt with by the docu-
ments in Volume I include: the Falkland Islands controversy; the
blockade of the Rio de la Plata by France and later by France and
England during the latter years of the Rosas regime; the rivalries
and disputes of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil with reference to
the Rio de la Plata region; and the political questions arising
from the interference of Rosas in Uruguay and, later, from the
participation of the dominant Uruguayan faction in the overthrow
of Rosas in 1852.
The official correspondence of the United States and Bolivia that
is published in Volume II contains some interesting observations
on internal conditions but little that is of noteworthy international
importance. The published documents that relate to United
States-Brazilian relations are important but do not now fill the
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Texas State Historical Association & Barker, Eugene C. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934, periodical, 1934; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101094/m1/246/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.