Reviewed in The American Economic Review © 1942.
Reviewed in The Journal of Negro Education © 1942.
Economic historian William Lytle Schurz taught at a number of academic institutions, including the University of California, of Wyoming, and of Michigan, as well as the American Institute for Foreign Trade, where he served as president in 1950. He also worked in a variety of US government positions, such as commercial attaché to Brazil during the Hoover administration and as chief of training at the Social Security Board under President Franklin Roosevelt. In addition to The Manila Galleon, his 1939 landmark study on the Spanish empire's trans-Pacific commerce, he is best known for his works on Latin American history, such as, Brazil: The Infinite Country and Latin America: A Descriptive Survey..