The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 158
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
was written at the "request of Giiemes y Horcasitas, captain-
general of Havana, who directed the Georgia expedition."
Professor Bolton is eminently qualified to edit this document
which is concerned with Spanish-American history, since for several
years he has devoted so much attention to research in this field.
In the preface, in the introduction and in the editorial notes he has
furnished sufficient information to enable one to understand and to
appreciate the significance of this document and the relation which
it sustained to the international struggle which was in progress at
that time. In the introduction covering one hundred and ten pages
under the topic of "The Debatable Land," he discusses the struggle
which went on over the possession of Georgia. He devotes atten-
tion to the "Spanish Pioneers in Georgia and South Carolina," the
"Anglo-Spanish Contest for Georgia," the "Contest for Western
Georgia," the "Diplomatic Controversies over Fort King George
and Oglethorpe's Colony," the "War of Jenkins's Ear," the "Neutral
Ground and the Final Struggle." The footnotes, the editorial
notes, and the bibliography show conclusively the thoroughness
with which Professor Bolton has investigated every phase of the
struggle with which this document is concerned. In addition to
all that is included in the volume to amplify, to interpret, and to
make more intelligible the document and its significance, there are
several maps and other illustrations and an index.
The Colonization of North America, The Spanish Borderlands
and other books and publications by Professor Bolton are sufficient
to convince one that his "interest in the early history of the
Caribbean area and the 'Old Southeast' is one of long standing."
He has done much to stimulate the interest of other scholars in
Professor Bolton's literary style is so well known that it is un-
necessary to call attention to it. Possessing the rare gift of com-
bining accurate detailed research with a pleasing narrative style, it
should be a source of satisfaction to him to know that his books
will undoubtedly command the interest of the reading public. He
has undoubtedly made a decided contribution to American history
by publishing such a book in which he has presented, not only, a
most interesting document, but also given the results of his own
scholarly research extending over a period of several years.
PERCY SCOTT FLIPPEN.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926, periodical, 1926; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117141/m1/172/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.