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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-Republican, 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, Dolliver 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. 

Edward McMahon. 

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,