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Mexican War, 1846-1848

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  • U.S.-Mexican Warby Bronwyn Mills

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Controversial and unpopular, the U.S.-Mexican War divided the country's loyalties more than any event at the time since the Revolution.  But the realities of the time were powerfully shaped by the belief in the myth of "Manifest Destiny"?that the United States was predestined to occupy the North American continent "from sea to shining... more...

  • Forgotten Warby Henry Reynolds

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas, but there are no official commemorations of the battles fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists. Delving into why it is more controversial to talk about the frontier war now than it was 100 years ago, Forgotten War continues the story told in Henry... more...

  • The Training Groundby Martin Dugard

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 14.99

    Few historical figures are as inextricably linked as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. But less than two decades before they faced each other as enemies at Appomattox , they had been brothers--both West Point graduates, both wearing blue, and both fighting in the same cadre in the Mexican War. They were not alone: Sherman, Davis, Jackson -nearly... more...

  • So Far from Godby John S.D. Eisenhower

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95

    The Mexican-American War of the 1840s, precipitated by border disputes and the U.S. annexation of Texas, ended with the military occupation of Mexico City by General Winfield Scott. In the subsequent treaty, the United States gained territory that would become California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. In... more...

  • To the Halls of the Montezumasby Robert W. Johannsen

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 30.00

    This book examines the Mexican war's place in the popular imagination of the era. more...

  • The Mexican Warby David S. Heidler; Jeanne T. Heidler

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 66.00

    Victory over Mexico added vast western territories to America, but it also quickened the domestic slavery debate and crippled Mexico for decades, making the Mexican War one of our most ambiguous conflicts. Primary documents, biographical sketches and narrative chapters rounded out by twenty images and maps and a robust bibliography and index make this... more...

  • Trailing Clouds of Gloryby Felice Flanery Lewis

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    This work is a narrative of Zachary Taylor’s Mexican War campaign, from the formation of his army in 1844 to his last battle at Buena Vista in 1847, with emphasis on the 163 men in his “Army of Occupation” who became Confederate or Union generals in the Civil War. It clarifies what being a Mexican War veteran meant in their... more...

  • Kearny's Marchby Winston Groom

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.95

    In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with two thousand soldiers, bound for California. At the time, the nation was hell-bent on expansion: James K. Polk had lately won the presidency by threatening England over the borders in Oregon, while Congress had just voted, in defiance of the Mexican government, to... more...

  • Mormon Battalionby Norma Ricketts

    Utah State University Press 1997; US$ 26.95

    Few events in the history of the American Far West from 1846 to 1849 did not involve the Mormon Battalion. The Battalion participated in the United States conquest of California and in the discovery of gold, opened four major wagon trails, and carried the news of gold east to an eager American public. Yet, the battalion is little known beyond Mormon... more...

  • The U.S.-Mexican Warby Bud Hannings

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    The U.S.-Mexican War, also known as the Mexican-American War and the Mexican War, was a conflict that took place from 1846 to 1848, mainly centering around control of Texas. Mexico claimed this territory despite Texas having declared itself a republic years earlier, while the U.S. wished to annex Texas and make it the 28th state. The war was fought... more...

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