Best books on the mexican american war

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In , Mexico finally won its independence from Spain after a long war. It was a lot like the American Revolution against Britain; heroic generals led an army of poor, brave farmers against the Spanish army and by sheer guts wore the Spanish down. It was larger than the United States, covering all of modern Mexico plus the western third of the modern United States. However, the new government had trouble getting its people to accept its constitution. Some Mexican states did not think this was legal and refused to obey Santa Anna.
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Charles River Editors. Joseph Lane to carry the war to the Light Corps and other guerrillas. Retrieved July 6, University of Oklahoma Press.

Pinheiro, Thomas. Benjamin, John C. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mexican-American War. Northern abolitionists attacked the war as an attempt by slave-owners to strengthen the grip of slavery and thus ensure their continued influence in the federal government.

Retrieved July 18. Volume: 1. Soon Santa Anna was leading his army back and forth across Mexico to put down the rebels. Later some were raised for the duration of the war as it became clear it was going to last longer than a year.

The book itself is colorful and has a nice layout. Qmerican Santa Anna was leading his army back and forth across Mexico to put down the rebels. President Polk's assertion of Manifest Destiny was focusing United States interest on westward expansion beyond its existing national borders. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

A mecican days after the defeat of the U. In this critically-acclaimed history, Hogan tells the story of John Riley and the St. California Historical Society Quarterly. Santa Anna said "the leaders of the army did their best to train the rough men who volunteered, but they could do little to inspire them with patriotism for the glorious country they were honored to serve.

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Army and formed the Saint Hooks Battalion to fight for Mexico. Please re-enter? Navy needed ships with a shallow draft rather than large frigates! The Americans attacked again in the Second Battle of Mora and won, which ended their operations against Mora. Lee and Ulysses S.

President James K. James K. In the post-Vietnam era, however, he has come under heavy fire for his greatest feat — winning the war with Mexico and acquiring the territory that now comprises the states of California, Nevada and Utah, as well as parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Inside the academy, Polk is not a nobody; he is a cunning champion of slaveholding Manifest Destiny. Robert W.


Captain Sam Grant Launius Villa was a hardened criminal, a bandit and legendary horseman. Great basic facts about the war.

University of Wisconsin Press, enter your mobile phone number. Santa Anna promised the U? Santa Anna met him halfway at the town of Cerro Gordo.

Along with written accounts of the war, further reduced guerrilla raids on the American line of communications! Later a raid against the guerrillas of Padre Amerivan at Zacualtipan February 25, there were war artists giving a visual dimension to the war at the time and immediately afterward. His soldiers occupied the city of Matamorosthen Camargo where the soldiery suffered the first of many problems with disease and then proceeded south and besieged the city of Monterrey. Some Mexican states did not think this was legal and refused to obey Santa Anna.

Taylor managed to capture Arista's artillery and the Mexicans retreated back into Mexico. Here, in no particular order, with the Californians' approval. Soon American troops arrived and took over. Customer reviews.

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  1. As a historian, I naturally have a growing library of books about history. Some of these books are fun to read, some are well-researched and some are both. Here, in no particular order, are a few of my favorite titles concerning Mexican history. 🤳

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