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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The romantic elements become interwoven with magnificent
horses and secret maps of gold mines. The appeal of the primi-
tive, brute forces of West Texas and Mexico struggles for
dominance within the hero against the fine ideals of Christian
civilization, but the harsh experiences of the frontier make him
appreciate the latter as never before. In the end he decides that
he can aid international good will and peace in Mexico by pro-
moting and fighting for education for the masses rather than
by use of the gun and sword.
JOSEPH DIXON MATLOCK.
The University of Texas.
The British Consular Reports on the Trade and Politics of
Latin America, 1824-1826 (Edited by R. A. Humphreys for the
Royal Historical Society. LXIII, Camden Third Series, Lon-
don, 1940) consist of documents from Argentina, Uruguay,
Chile, Per6, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. Only
Brazil is omitted. Tables giving lists of exports and imports,
custom house revenues, accounts of vessels entering and leaving
ports and tariffs of duties are included. An account of the rise
and progress of the government of Buenos Aires, 1810 to 1824,
is the first report. The author says in his introduction that
the entire collection was intended to be preliminary to a more
extensive study dealing with Great Britain and Latin American
independence. The outbreak of the war has postponed that in-
tention for the present. The reports are of much value in show-
ing the bases for Lord Canning's recognition of the independ-
ence of the South American countries in revolt against Spain.
The author's notes are extensive and illuminating; the tables
are exact and detailed; the entire volume is of vital interest
in the study of the development of British South American
The exports in pounds sterling of British and Irish goods
from Great Britain to Latin America, 1812-1830, are given in
Appendix I. A note on Spanish commercial reforms in the
eighteenth century and a list of manuscripts and references
are also appended. There is an excellent index.
CORAL H. TULLIS.
The University of Texas.
Iowa, Land of Many Mills, by Jacob A. Swisher, has been
received from the State Historical Society of Iowa. This sug-
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