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mentary upon the place names which are still in use, (3) the
history and origin of all obsolete place names, and (4) an exten-
sive bibliography of printed works in which data concerning many
of the maps may be found.
Without doubt Dr. Wagner's book is a most valuable contribu-
tion to the history of exploration and to our knowledge of the
development of the Cartography of the Pacific Northwest.
Northwest Regional Council.
Magoon in Cuba: A History of the Second Intervention, 1906-1909.
By David A. Lockmiller. (Chapel Hill: University of
North Carolina Press, 1938. Pp. xiii, 252. $3.00.)
Four years after the end of the military government under
General Leonard E. Wood had been replaced by the civil govern-
ment of Cuba, conditions were such that a second American inter-
vention followed. President Tomas Estrada Palma, seeking to
prevent radical ascendancy, had permitted the use of questionable
means to maintain himself. In August, 1906, the Liberal party
revolted, and the president called on the United States for sup-
port, which was denied. A crisis resulted when Estrada Palma
resigned, leaving the island with no central government.
Acting under the terms of the Platt Amendment, Secretary of
War Taft went to Cuba on a peace mission. His decision was for
intervention until peaceful conditions could be restored. Charles
E. Magoon, formerly on the Panama Canal Commission, was
chosen for the task. It was thought by Governor Magoon that
the intervention would last only a few months until a fair election
could be held, but feared by many that Cuba had lost its inde-
pendence forever. Once in the island, there were so many things
that needed to be done that the intervention period was extended
to two years and three months, being withdrawn just before the
end of President Roosevelt's term for reasons of diplomacy.
Mr. Lockmiller has gone into detail relating the political troubles
which postponed the withdrawal of American control. He has
traced the work of Magoon quite thoroughly. He has detailed
the constructive improvements in the form of roads, bridges, and
sewers, and has shown how the provisional government busied


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