Encyclopedia Of The Mexican-American War

Overview

Between 1846 and 1848, the United States and Mexico engaged in a conflict that resulted in major Mexican territorial losses and honed the battlefield skills of Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and other U.S. officers who later took part in the Civil War. The A–Z entries, many of them illustrated, range over such diverse subjects as abolitionists, the Battle of El Brazito, John C. Calhoun, Antonio Campazano, Manifest Destiny, and many more.

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Overview

Between 1846 and 1848, the United States and Mexico engaged in a conflict that resulted in major Mexican territorial losses and honed the battlefield skills of Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and other U.S. officers who later took part in the Civil War. The A–Z entries, many of them illustrated, range over such diverse subjects as abolitionists, the Battle of El Brazito, John C. Calhoun, Antonio Campazano, Manifest Destiny, and many more.

A chronology provides an overview of key events, and an extensive bibliography of titles in both English and Spanish guides readers in further explorations. This volume will benefit anyone researching this important topic and will be particularly useful as a basic reference for introductory purposes.

An encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War, including excerpts from eyewitness accounts that highlight the day-to-day reality of marching and fighting.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War superbly illuminates its battles and skirmishes; the heroes and villains on both sides; their acts of bravery or cowardice; and the political strategies and maneuvers."

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Confederate Veteran

"A chronology provides an overview of key events, and there is an extensive bibliography with titles in both English and Spanish. An essential research tool for any school library."

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Social Studies Educator

"This work is recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries."

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American Reference Books Annual

"…the best ready-referenced titles available on the subject."

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A reference to the 1846-48 war that resulted in the US possession of California and the southwest, half of the territory of the fledgling Republic of Mexico. Crawford includes small people and events as well as the grand ones that, if the war is more than mentioned at all, appear in textbooks. He includes excerpts from eyewitness accounts that highlight the day-to-day reality of marching and fighting. A few drawings, some of the very rare photographs, and a chronology accompany the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576070598
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/3/1999
  • Pages: 374
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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