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Title:
Mexican-American War
Author:
Howes, Kelly King.
Publication Information:
Detroit : UXL, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxvii, 237 pages, xxxi-xlv : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
A comprehensive overview of the Mexican-American War, including biographies and full or excerpted memoirs, speeches, and other source documents.
Language:
English
Contents:
Almanac. The United States and Mexico: close neighbors with different goals -- The fight for Texas independence -- Two nations on the brink of war -- The war begins in northern Mexico and even further west -- The conquest of Mexico City -- Peace, but at what cost?

Biographies. John Fremont -- Sam Houston -- Stephen Watts Kearny -- Jose Antonio Navarro -- James K. Polk -- The San Patricio Battalion -- Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna -- Winfield Scott -- Zachary Taylor -- Nicholas Trist.
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ISBN:
9780787665371
Format :
Book

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Central Library E404 .M47 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Fought for territory and not for ideals, the Mexican-American War was precipitated by the U.S. annexation of Texas and ended with the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), by which Mexico ceded to the U.S. two fifths of its land, including California. U· X· L® 's "Mexican-American War" covers not only the ferocious battles that marked the conflict but also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war. This single volume contains an almanac section, a biography section and a primary sources section. Included are approximately 60 black-and-white photographs; 12 biographies; a timeline, glossary and subject index.


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