A Wicked War

A Wicked War

Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

eBook - 2012
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A critical assessment of the Mexican-American war and its divisive role in U.S. politics also evaluates its impact on the careers of James Polk, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln and how it set the stage for the American Civil War.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307960917
0307960919
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 344 p.) : ill., maps

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SEBoiko
Apr 05, 2013

Those who wage war for the purpose of subjugating nations to their will are guilty of a heinous crime.

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Apr 05, 2013

Most Americans viewed the Texas Revolution as a war for slavery but as a race war between brown Mexicans and white Texians, and as a result supported the Texians wholeheartedly.

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Apr 05, 2013

Sarah and James Polk believed the domination of white over black was part of God's plan.

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By brilliantly manipulating the gender code of the day, Sarah Childress Polk became one of the most poweful First Ladies in history.

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dorisrbrown Jul 28, 2013

Essential read for anyone trying to understand background of US Civil War with extensive overtones of current situation re. politics in Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Great read-- very well written!

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