So Far From God

Author: John S.D. Eisenhower
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307827682
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So Far From God from the Author: John S.D. Eisenhower. 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 this highly readable account, John S. D. Eisenhower provides a comprehensive survey of this frequently overlooked war. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

The Mexican American War

Author: Ruth Tenzer Feldman
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822508311
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The Mexican American War from the Author: Ruth Tenzer Feldman. Relates the events and battles of the war between the United States and Mexico over Texas.

Enzyklop Die Der Neuzeit

Author: Friedrich Jaeger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476000621
Size: 70.95 MB
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Enzyklop Die Der Neuzeit from the Author: Friedrich Jaeger. So viel Neuzeit muss sein. 400 Jahre Geschichte der Neuzeit in einer Enzyklopädie - das ist einmalig! Wissenschaftler aus der ganzen Welt führen die Kenntnisse über das bedeutsame Zeitalter von der Mitte des 15. bis zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts in 16 reich illustrierten Bänden zusammen. Zeitgemäß neu. Die Enzyklopädie gründet auf einem neuen wissenschaftlichen Fundament. Sie liefert aktuelle Antworten auf die Kernfragen: Welche Ideen, Erfindungen und Ereignisse veränderten das Leben? Wie greifen politische, gesellschaftliche und ökonomische Entwicklungen ineinander? Welche großen kulturellen Strömungen kristallisieren sich heraus? Wie wandelte sich die Deutung historischer Ereignisse? Die Enzyklopädie mit Sogwirkung. Wer einmal die Enzyklopädie aufgeschlagen hat, will mehr wissen. Die einzelnen Artikel sind durch zahlreiche Querverweise miteinander verflochten. Wer ihnen folgt, erschließt überraschend neue Zusammenhänge.

Brigadier General John Adams Csa

Author: Leslie R. Tucker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147660634X
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Brigadier General John Adams Csa from the Author: Leslie R. Tucker. John Adams is best remembered as one of the four Confederate generals who lay on the porch of the Carnton House, dead, when the Battle of Franklin ended on December 1, 1864. Unfortunately he did not leave much in the way of personal papers, and this biography has been pieced together from Army records and other sources, including accounts of his contemporaries. Adams's career in the U.S. Army gives us a good look at the military, the concept of Manifest Destiny, and the relations with those conquered by the Army, the Indians. This book also considers one of the more debated topics in Civil War history: why did a man who served the United States for most of his life resign his commission and side with the Confederacy?

The Literatures Of The U S Mexican War

Author: Jaime Javier RodrĂ­guez
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292774575
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The Literatures Of The U S Mexican War from the Author: Jaime Javier Rodríguez. The literary archive of the U.S.-Mexican War (1846–1848) opens to view the conflicts and relationships across one of the most contested borders in the Americas. Most studies of this literature focus on the war's nineteenth-century moment of national expansion. In The Literatures of the U.S.-Mexican War, Jaime Javier Rodríguez brings the discussion forward to our own moment by charting a new path into the legacies of a military conflict embedded in the cultural cores of both nations. Rodríguez's groundbreaking study moves beyond the terms of Manifest Destiny to ask a fundamental question: How do the war's literary expressions shape contemporary tensions and exchanges among Anglo Americans, Mexicans, and Mexican Americans. By probing the war's traumas, anxieties, and consequences with a fresh attention to narrative, Rodríguez shows us the relevance of the U.S.-Mexican War to our own era of demographic and cultural change. Reading across dime novels, frontline battle accounts, Mexican American writings and a wide range of other popular discourse about the war, Rodríguez reveals how historical awareness itself lies at the center of contemporary cultural fears of a Mexican "invasion," and how the displacements caused by the war set key terms for the ways Mexican Americans in subsequent generations would come to understand their own identities. Further, this is also the first major comparative study that analyzes key Mexican war texts and their impact on Mexico's national identity.

Recollections Of The War With Mexico

Author: John C. Henshaw
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826266398
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Recollections Of The War With Mexico from the Author: John C. Henshaw. "Major John Henshaw's firsthand account of the American invasion of Mexico includes not only narratives of the war's major battles but also forceful critiques of military leadership and strategies and vivid descriptions of Mexico's countryside, cities, and people. Editor Gary Kurutz provides extensive annotations of Henshaw's journals and letters"--Provided by publisher.

Myths Misdeeds And Misunderstandings

Author: Jaime E. RodrĂ­guez O.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842026628
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Myths Misdeeds And Misunderstandings from the Author: Jaime E. RodrĂ­guez O.. Contains papers from several 1992 conferences, directed toward a general audience wanting to learn more about the complexities of the US-Mexico relationship. Contributors concentrate less on technical details and more on explanations of events and individual and national motives. They focus on the Mexican experience, dissecting political, social, and economic differences between the countries and tracing the relationship from its beginnings to the present day. Subjects include the loss of Texas from a Mexican perspective, the US government versus the 1910-1917 Mexican Revolution, and Mexican immigration. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Companion To Mexican History And Culture

Author: William H. Beezley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444340581
Size: 54.21 MB
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A Companion To Mexican History And Culture from the Author: William H. Beezley. A Companion to Mexican History and Culture features 40 essays contributed by international scholars that incorporate ethnic, gender, environmental, and cultural studies to reveal a richer portrait of the Mexican experience, from the earliest peoples to the present. Features the latest scholarship on Mexican history and culture by an array of international scholars Essays are separated into sections on the four major chronological eras Discusses recent historical interpretations with critical historiographical sources, and is enriched by cultural analysis, ethnic and gender studies, and visual evidence The first volume to incorporate a discussion of popular music in political analysis This book is the receipient of the 2013 Michael C. Meyer Special Recognition Award from the Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies.

A Country Of Vast Designs

Author: Robert W. Merry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439160457
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A Country Of Vast Designs from the Author: Robert W. Merry. A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Notable Book Robert Merry's brilliant and highly acclaimed history of a crucial epoch in U.S. history—the presidency of James K. Polk, "our most underrated president" (Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein). In a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America’s Manifest Destiny—extending its territory across the continent by threatening England with war and manufacturing a controversial and unpopular two-year war with Mexico. "A crucial architect of modern America, James K. Polk deserves to be elevated out of the mists of history" (Jon Meacham, author of American Lion).