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.

A Short History Of U S Interventions In Latin America And The Caribbean

Author: Alan McPherson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118953991
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A Short History Of U S Interventions In Latin America And The Caribbean from the Author: Alan McPherson. A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S. interventions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, and elsewhere Deals with incidents that range from the taking of Florida to the Mexican War, the War of 1898, the Veracruz incident of 1914, the Bay of Pigs, and the 1989 invasion of Panama Features also the responses of Latin American countries to U.S. involvement Features unique coverage of 19th century interventions as well as 20th century incidents, and includes a series of helpful maps and illustrations

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.

Notes Of The Mexican War 1846 1848

Author: J. Jacob Oswandel
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572337109
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Notes Of The Mexican War 1846 1848 from the Author: J. Jacob Oswandel. In December 1846, John Jacob Oswandel—or Jake as he was often called—enlisted in the Monroe Guards, which later became Company C of the First Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment. Thus began a twenty-month journey that led Oswandel from rural Pennsylvania through the American South, onward to the siege of Veracruz, and finally deep into the heart of Mexico. Waging war with Mexico ultimately realized President James K. Polk’s long-term goal of westward expansion all the way to the Pacific Ocean. For General Winfield Scott, the victorious Mexico City campaign would prove his crowning achievement in a fifty-three-year military career, but for Oswandel the “grand adventure of our lives” was about patriotism and honor in a war that turned this twenty-something bowsman into a soldier. Notes of the Mexican War, 1846–1848, is the quintessential primary source on the Mexican War. From Oswandel’s time of enlistment in Pennsylvania to his discharge in July of 1848, he kept a daily record of events, often with the perception and intuition worthy of a highly ranked officer. In addition to Oswandel’s engaging narrative, Timothy D. Johnson and Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr. provide an introduction that places Oswandel’s memoir within present-day scholarship. They illuminate the mindset of Oswandel and his comrades, who viewed the war with Mexico in terms of Manifest Destiny and they give insight into Oswandel’s historically common belief in Anglo-Saxon superiority—views that would bring about far worse consequences at the outbreak of the American Civil War a dozen years later. As historians continue to highlight the controversial actions of the Polk administration and the expansionist impulse that led to the conflict, Notes of the Mexican War, 1846–1848, opens a window into the past when typical young men rallied to a cause they believed was just and ordained. Oswandel provides an eyewitness account of an important chapter in America’s history. TIMOTHY D. JOHNSON is a professor of history at Lipscomb University. He is coeditor, with Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr., of A Fighter from Way Back: The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel Harvey Hill, and author of Winfield Scott: The Quest for Military Glory and A Gallant Little Army: The Mexico City Campaign. NATHANIEL CHEAIRS HUGHES, JR. is an independent scholar and the author of over twenty books on American military history, largely pertaining to the American Civil War. His most recent titles are Brigadier General Tyree H. Bell: Forrest’s Fighting Lieutenant and Yale’s Confederates: A Biographical Dictionary.

Brigadier General John Adams Csa

Author: Leslie R. Tucker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078647484X
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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 upon the porch of the Carnton House after the battle of Franklin. Unfortunately John did not leave us much in the way of personal papers so this biography has been pieced together from Army records and what other sources could be found. Many of the holes have been filled with the experiences of others who were in the same places at the same time as Adams. This biography can serve as a good case study not only of a Confederate general but of other aspects of 19th century American history. His career in the US 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 takes a close look at one of the more debated topics in Civil War history: why did a man who served the United States for most of his life chose to abandon his career and homeland to side with the Confederacy?

Wartime Dissent In America

Author: R. Mann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230111963
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Wartime Dissent In America from the Author: R. Mann. Through the speeches, essays and interviews of some of the most compelling individuals in American history who stood against the key conflicts of their lifetimes, this book gives remarkable insight into wartime dissent in the U.S. from the revolutionary war to the war on terror.

Alexander Fighting Elleck Hays

Author: Wayne Mahood
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487356
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Alexander Fighting Elleck Hays from the Author: Wayne Mahood. Although he never achieved the renown of Ulysses S. Grant or Robert E. Lee, General Alexander Hays was one of the great military men of the Civil War. Born July 8, 1819, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, Hays graduated from West Point and served with distinction during the Mexican War. When the Civil War began a few years later, it was no surprise that Hays immediately volunteered and was given the initial rank of colonel with a later meritorious promotion to general. Hays was also known for his concern for his men, a fact that no doubt contributed to the acclaim which he received after his death on May 5, 1864, at the age of 44. From West Point to the Civil War, this biography takes a look at Hays's life, concentrating--with good cause--on his military career. Personal correspondence and contemporary sources are used to complete the picture of a complex man, devoted husband and father, and gifted and dedicated soldier.

Encyclopedia Of War And American Society

Author: Peter Karsten
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761930973
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Encyclopedia Of War And American Society from the Author: Peter Karsten. This Encyclopedia, in three volumes, cover a wide range of general thematic categories, issues and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also show how the United States engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena.

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.