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66 Book Reviews
was born at the Lapwai Mission (now in Idaho) on November 15,
1887. Alice Clarissa Whitman was born at the Waiilatpui Mission
on March 4 of that same year, 1887, but she was accidentally drowned
in the Walla Walla river on June 28, 1889. Mrs. Warren has passed
her seventy-ninth birthday. Having lived all these years in the
Pacific Northwest, she has probably witnessed more of the wonderful
transformations from the old wilderness days than any other living
As a little girl of ten she was at the Whitman Mission school
at the time of the awful massacre of Doctor and Mrs. Whitman and
twelve others by the Indians on November 29, 1847. She says she
can still hear the sound of those blows and the cries of the stricken
As the title indicates, her book is especially devoted to the work
of her parents — Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Spalding of the Lapwai Mis-
sion. But a book by such an author would be a precious document
of human interest at any place at any time.
There are nine chapters in the book with the following titles:
"Foreword, The Miracle of the Nez Perces, Reminiscences of Eliza
Spalding Warren, Letters from Friends, In Retrospect by Martha
Jane Wigle, Diary of Mrs. H. H. Spalding, Letters from Mrs. H. H.
Spalding, Letters from Henry Hart Spalding, Excerpts from Lec-
tures of H. H. Spalding, Joseph Chief of the Nez Perces."
There are a number of illustrations, including the Lapwai Mis-
sion cabin, the grave of Rev. H. H. Spalding and portraits of the
Collectors of Northwest Americana will be sure to want this
book and about the only way to get it is by sending an order to the
author, whose present address is given in the caption of this review.
Edmond S, Meany.
Third Party Movements Since the Civil War; With Speciai,
Reference to Iowa. By Fred E. Haynes. (Iowa City, Iowa. The
State Historical Society of Iowa, 1916. Pp. 564.)
This volume is an addition to the widely known and very creditable
work being done by the State Historical Society of Iowa under the
very able direction of Prof. Benj. F. Shambaugh, and is a study in
Beginning with the idea of working out the history of Third
Parties in Iowa, Prof. Haynes found that his study of Iowa parties
drew him into the broader national stream, so that he felt compelled
Third Party Movements 67
in the case of each party studied to sketch the field from the national
point of view first, and we have as a result a very fine brief history
of all the third parties since the Civil War in the United States, with
the exception of the Prohibition and Socialist parties. The book is,
therefore, of considerable value aside from its bearing on Iowa parties.
In working out lines of demarkation, Mr. Haynes has excluded
those third parties which seem to have no distinctly western or Ameri-
can background and his book is, therefore, divided into five parts, each
one dealing with a distinct movement, viz., the Liberal-Eepublican, the
Farmers, the Greenback, the Populist and the Progressive. No one fa-
miliar with these movements will need reminding what an important
part Iowa has played in these new parties and the names of Larrabee,
Weaver, DoUiver and Cummins at once suggest themselves. The
notes and references are extensive and make an excellent bibliography.
To say that the work is done under the direction of Editor Shambaugh
is synonymous with saying it is exceedingly well done in every respect,
French Policy and the American Alliance of 1778. By
Edward S. Corwin, Ph.D., Professor of Politics, Princeton University.
(Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1916. Pp. 430.)
A careful, scholarly and detailed study of the relations existing
between France and the American Colonies during the Revolutionary
War in which the author defends the thesis that "France's interven-
tion in the American Revolution was motived primarily by her desire
to recover her lost pre-eminence on the Continent of Europe," and
that it was not merely an "Episode in the British-French struggle for
colonial domination in the Western Hemisphere."
Jose de Galvez, Visitor-General of New Spain, 1765-1771.
By Herbert Ingram Priestley. (Berkeley, University of California
Press, 1916. Pp. 448. In paper cover, $2.75; cloth, $3.00.)
Mr. Priestley is Assistant Curator of the Bancroft Library in
the University of California. His book is Volume V of the Univer-
sity of California's Publications in History, a series that is winning
just praise for its scholarship and its excellent technique.
The author in his preface declares that Jose de Galvez though
relatively little known was certainly "the most competent Minister
of the Indies during the Bourbon regime. It was largely due to his
constructive statesmanship in that capacity that the material pros-
perity of the American possessions, and hence of the mother country.