The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949 Page: 142
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142 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
with rough men whose personal interests had to be subordinated
to the good of the country. Little mention is made, however, of
Valdivia's personal ambitions, and the reader may doubt that a
brutal order against the warlike Araucanians was the only excep-
tion to an otherwise humane treatment of the Indians. Whatever
his motives, Valdivia became the real founder of Chile, whose
accomplishments in South America were comparable to those of
Hernando Cortes, John Smith, or Miles Standish in North Amer-
ica. Hence, the study under review is a valuable contribution to
the historical literature on the colonial empires in the Americas.
ANNA IRION POWELL
North Texas State College
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