Publication: University of California Press, 1914, Berkeley
First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, xiii [blank], 266 pp., preface, frontispiece [folding map], footnotes, maps, bibliography, index, list of maps. The Catholic Historical Review says: "Dr. Marshall’s study is a careful examination on the subject…." Eugene C. Barker: "This is the history of the diplomacy of the Louisiana Texas boundary… [and] is the first consecutive survey covering the whole period from emergence of the Texas question in United States history to the settlement of the boundary with the Republic of Texas in 1841." This study principally deals with the secession of Mexico and her province of Texas, and the assistance rendered by the United States government and the American people to rebellious citizens of Mexico. It provides a look into the various political intrigues and gives insights into the principals involved--- Jackson, Burr, Lafitte, Wilkerson, and Gallatin, among others. It is also contains the first appearance in print of the eastern half of Pichardo Boundary Commission map as the folding frontispiece. It is a well-done narrative with an excellent bibliography for those desiring to do additional study. Lightly chipped along fore-edges of the front and rear covers and to a few early pages, light wear to the extremities, internally clean and tight. Overall a very good copy.
Inventory Number: 48695