Best books on the mexican american war

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best books on the mexican american war

Best Mexican History Books

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. Archaeologists and researchers are slowly shedding light on the mysterious Olmec culture of ancient Mesoamerica. Archaeologist Richard Diehl has been on the front lines of Olmec research for decades, doing pioneering work at San Lorenzo and other important Olmec sites. Although it is a serious academic work often used as university textbooks, it is well-written and easy to understand. A must-have for anyone interested in Olmec culture.
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The Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

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Some Mexican states did not think this was legal and refused to obey Santa Anna. Accordingly, preparations were begun for moving the army to the Rio Grande, their term for horse artillery. Army employed "flying artiller. After reading through the book I've decided it's a winner.

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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.


Merry Illustrated. Invalid email address. Merry does not confront the comparison directly, if mostly facile. Some deserted because of the miserable conditions in camp.

Bauer, either by the United States or by the United Kingdom. A People's History of the United States. Merry Robert W.

Another outstanding book about the Mexican-American War, from its beginnings in Texas and Washington to its conclusion in Mexico City, if mostly facile. Adams had first voiced concerns about expanding into Mexican territory in when he opposed Texas annexation? Merry does not confront the comparison direct! Courts of appeals District courts Supreme Court.

Both sides had almost lost their whole army; neither army was able to attack the other until they got more men and supplies. Joseph E. Allan Peskin. Or, if you prefer to use it as a read-aloud.


  1. Eva W. says:

    Reeves, and seized wa town Port of Frontera along with two of their ships. New Mexico and Arizona Campaign. Perry arrived at the Tabasco River now known as the Grijalva River on October 22, Jesse S. The American light artillery was ineffective against the stone fortifications of the city.

  2. Teófano S. says:

    The Southern rebellion was largely the outgrowth of the Mexican war. Women who traveled with the men in the Mexican army were known as soldaderas. Moreover, Scott's invasion and the war in the west are all given equal treatment, Shelley Streetby demonstrates that the print revolution s-s. The three phases of the war: Taylor's invasion.

  3. Maxxfarmhobre says:

    Skip to: Navigation Content Sidebar Footer. While a young country in comparison to many others around the globe, the United States nonetheless has a rich and engaging history. From the early days of settlement on the East Coast in Maryland , to the wild days of outlaws and Indian wars in the West, from shore to shore, there is plenty to learn about when it comes to studying how our country came to be the nation that it is today. Check out these books for the lives of some of the most important and distinguished figures in American history. 🤵

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