The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 157
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Book Reviews and Notices
and it's as important as your guns. In peace it wins trophies;
it's the life and breath of a battleship." Much of the story is
taken up with the rivalries between the men of different battle-
ships, in rowing, in maintaining smart appearance, in maneuver-
ing, in shooting, etc. "And Texas! Oh, Texas was the queen of
the Navy." This sounds strikingly like an outburst of college
spirit after a football victory. In An Admiral from Texas one
finds this sober comment: "I wanted to command a ship that
shot well, steamed well, maneuvered well; a ship that was always
ready at the drop of the hat to perform any duty, and that would
perform that duty up to the handle. My experience had taught
me that it was most unusual for the winner of trophies to be
the smartest ship. Paradoxical as it may seem, quite the con-
trary was true."
The Texas belonged to the Sixth Battle Squadron, British
Grand Fleet, in 1918.
E. W. W.
Clark, Marjorie Ruth, Organized Labor in Mexico. Pp. 315.
Chapel Hill (The University of North Carolina Press), 1934.
Price, $2.50. Under the auspices of a fellowship from the Social
Science Research Council, the author of this scholarly volume has
made an excellent contribution to the valuable series of books pub-
lished by The University of North Carolina Press. With the aid
of profuse illustrations and a valuable and lengthy bibliography
(which she calls "by no means exhaustive"), the author ably dis-
cusses the history of organized labor in Mexico, in both agricul-
ture and industry, from its definite beginning in 1874 to the
present day. For the first time the problems underlying the labor
movement in Mexico are intelligently presented in the English
In 1912, the Casa del Obrero Mundial, "the first coordinat-
ing factor in the Mexican labor movement," was established, and
until 1918 was the leading element of labor in Mexico. But it
was not until 1916 that a labor congress representing to some
extent all labor organizations, was convened. Its work resulted
in a complete failure because of the incompatibility of the dif-
ferent labor groups and the hatred which they felt for each other.
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