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

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The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War: A Political, Social, and Military History provides an in-depth examination of not only the military conflict itself, but also the impact of the war on both nations; and how this conflict was the first waged by Americans on foreign soil and served to establish critical U.S. military, political, and foreign policy precedents. The entries analyze the Mexican-American War from both the American and Mexican perspectives, in equal measure....

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

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War: A Political, Social, and Military History provides an in-depth examination of not only the military conflict itself, but also the impact of the war on both nations; and how this conflict was the first waged by Americans on foreign soil and served to establish critical U.S. military, political, and foreign policy precedents. The entries analyze the Mexican-American War from both the American and Mexican perspectives, in equal measure.

In addition to discussing the various campaigns, battles, weapons systems, and other aspects of military history, the three-volume work also contextualizes the conflict within its social, cultural, political, and economic milieu, and places the Mexican-American War into its proper historical and historiographical contexts by covering the eras both before and after the war. This information is particularly critical for students of American history because the conflict fomented sectional conflict in the United States, which resulted in the U.S. Civil War.

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Editorial Reviews

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"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."

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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."

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Library Journal

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

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ARBA

"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."

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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)

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