The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War [3 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History

The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War [3 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History

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This user-friendly encyclopedia comprises a wide array of accessible yet detailed entries that address the military, social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of the Mexican-American War.

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This user-friendly encyclopedia comprises a wide array of accessible yet detailed entries that address the military, social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of the Mexican-American War.

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"Tucker, a respected military historian and senior fellow of military history at ABC-CLIO, has assembled a group of scholars to provide greater understanding of the war and its significance for both countries. . . . The greatest strength of this encyclopedia is its third volume, which contains 146 primary source documents. Each has an introduction that places the document in its proper context. Recommended." - Choice

"This encyclopedia is recommended for high school, public library, and undergraduate collections." - ARBA

"The crown jewels of this work are the almost 150 primary source documents that are reproduced in volume 3. . . . This work covers an area where there is a paucity of information, and its scope goes beyond the Mexican-American War, making it an excellent starting point for those interested in not only the Mexican-American War but also the issues it spawned." - Booklist

"Tucker's knack for skillful editing has again provided high schools and undergraduate collections with a worthy title that is both expansive in scope and expressive in style." - Library Journal

Library Journal
Close on the heels of the recent Encyclopedia of the War of 1812, prolific writer/editor Tucker (Encyclopedia of North American Conflicts to 1775 and The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia) has returned to the milieu of military history. This encyclopedia addresses the much forgotten and maligned conflict between Mexico and the United States (1846–1848), one that most historians regard as an appalling display of American Manifest Destiny as well as the seedbed of the American Civil War (1861–1865). Sparsely populated with black-and-white maps, portraits, illustrations, and cartoons, the alphabetically arranged volumes represent the latest, most up-to-date information on the war and introduce readers to critical figures, battles, concepts, and surrounding ideas. Examples of entries include "Atrocities," "James Fenimore Cooper," "James K. Polk," "Sabine River," and "Young American Movement." Each entry is lucidly written and logically constructed and includes "see also" terms and a handful of references for further research. Volume Three offers 146 pertinent documents, each with its own brief introduction, related to the conflict, including David Wilmot's Wilmot Proviso, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the entirety of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. VERDICT Tucker's knack for skillful editing has again provided high schools and undergraduate collections with a worthy title that is both expansive in scope and expressive in style.—Brian Odom, Pelham Public Library, AL

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851098538
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Pages:
1056
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 3.30(d)

Meet the Author

Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, is senior fellow in military history for ABC-CLIO and the author or editor of more than 40 books and encyclopedias, many of which have been recognized by awards.

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