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and then governor of West Florida as well as of Louisiana, with
the rank of lieutenant general and the permission to use "as the
crest on [his] coat of arms the brig Galvezlown with the motto of
'Yo Solo.'" The last two chapters tell the story o the suppres-
sion by Galvez of the rebellion in Natchez against Spanish au-
thority, of the capture of the Bahamas, of the expedition to
Jamaica, of Galvez' appointment as captain general at Havana in
1784, and of his appointment as viceroy of New Spain in 1785.
Death claimed Galvez at the age of thirty-eight and ended a
"meteoric career."
The book is a very careful, scholarly, and exhaustive treatment
of the service of Bernardo de Galvez to his king as governor of
Louisiana. It is well documented and shows a prodigious amount
of research. Professor Caughey has written an interesting study
about one of Spain's most important colonial governors and has
portrayed Galvez as a "contributor to the success of the American
Czech Pioneers of the Southwest. By Estelle Hudson in collabora-
tion with Henry R. Maresh. (South-West Press, Inc., Dal-
las, Texas, 1934.)
The book tries to tell us something about the Czech pioneers
in Texas who became an important factor in the State's develop-
ment and progress but who, because of their typical Slavonic
modesty, did not get the credit the pioneers deserve. It deals
briefly with the history of Czechoslovakia and gives a very brief
outline of Texas history and shows that the first footprints of
Czech pioneers are in the earliest years of Texas history. It is a
monument which shows their industry and perseverance. They
were among the first settlers and came before and after the revo-
lution in 1848 in Austria, mostly because they were persecuted
by the Austrian government. With their pride, wonderful his-
tory, courage and passionate desire for freedom they settled in
Texas and helped to make our Texas history. Today we num-
ber more than 300,000 citizens of Czech origin in Texas and they
are mostly from the pioneer stock whose courage overcame the
obstacles of the wilderness. Their blood has enriched the State
as the author says: "If Texas is great today after a century of


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