The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939 Page: 422
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
affairs, treaties, deeds, French and English relationship to the
Indians and to each other, and of Colonial interests. Full treat-
ment is given in the main body of the book to British policy
and actions regarding the region following the Royal Proclama-
tion, to the various ventures and schemes of the land companies,
to the political contentions over the trans-Allegheny lands be-
tween the colonies and in the Continental Congress, and how
Virginia's lead determined the result.
The chapters on the war in the West are briefly but well done,
and are based on the author's biography of George Rogers Clark.
Full treatment is given to the diplomacy in Europe concerning the
final treaty of peace, and the vastly important part played in that
contest by our representatives, principally John Jay, whose lead
and vital importance are firmly established. The author de-
preciates Franklin's part in demanding the whole of the Western
country to the Mississippi. There is full discussion of the
diplomatic conflict between Spain, aided by France, against the
American States over the boundary question. Emphasis is given
the French diplomacy which sought, by force and persuasion, to
have Congress give up the Western region to Spain, and to the
adamant stand of John Jay which won it for the Americans.
Thus the author fulfills the thesis set by his long title.
The volume contains copius footnotes, and an elaborate index;
the table of contents is confusing, using and repeating as it does
only the three words, "Politics," "War," and "Diplomacy." On
the whole, the work is informative, excellently written, and thor-
oughly documented. It is the result of careful study of manu-
script material, and is a worthy addition to the Filson Club's
CHARLES F. WARD.
New Mexico Military Institute.
Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver. By J. Frank Dobie. Illustrated
by Tom Lea. (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1939. Pp.
xviii, 366. $3.50.)
Dobie has done another Odyssey of the Southwest and dated
it: The Comanche Moon, 1938. It is a colorful mosaic composed
of many exciting accounts of money-mad men in search of the
gold of the fabulous lost Adams Diggings located somewhere in
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