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Book Reviews and Notices

Modern Hispanic America. Edited by A. Curtis Wilgus with
a Foreword by Lloyd Heck Marvin. Volume I in Studies
in Hispanic American Affairs. (Washington, D. C., The
George Washington University Press. 1933. Pp. ix, 630.)
The Caribb-ean Area. Edited by A. Curtis Wilgus. Volume II
in Studies in Hispanic American Affairs. (Washington,
D. C., The George Washington University Press. 1934.
Pp. vii, 604.)
Argentina, Brazil and Chile since Independence. Edited by A.
Curtis Wilgus. Volume III in Studies in Hispanic Ameri-
can Affairs. (Washington, D. C., The George Washington
University Press. 1935. Pp. ix, 481.)
The above-named publications are the initial ones in a series
dealing with Latin-America that has been initiated by the Center
of Inter-American Studies at Georgetown University in Washing-
ton, D. C. Each of the works is co-operative in character and
each consists of separate chapters or divisions presented by recog-
nized specialists in the field of Hispanic American affairs. The
chapters or divisions in these books were read or delivered be-
fore seminar conferences of students that were held at George-
town University in the summers of 1932, 1933, and 1934.
The first-named volume consists of twenty-three separate
articles, published as chapters, that were presented by a total of
sixteen different lecturers. The first chapter, by Prof. A. Cur-
tis Wilgus, Director of the Center of Inter-American Studies,
surveys the intellectual appreciation of Hispanic America that
has developed in this country since 1895 when the first college
course in Hispanic American affairs in the United States was
offered by Professor Bernard Moses at the University of Cali-'
fornia. Three chapters immediately following by Dr. Mary W.
Williams, which summarize the establishment of Hispanic do-
minion in the Western Hemisphere and the implanting therein
of political, economic, and ecclesiastical control, conclude the in-
troductory section of this volume.
The remaining nineteen chapters deal with a wide range of
topics relating to Hispanic America since the beginning of the
nineteenth century. Only brief mention may be made of the
general character of these topics. Modern political life, present-
day movements influencing Hispanic American society, and
Inter-American relations are discussed by Drs. N. A. N. Cleven,


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