Essays on the Mexican War
Military History - Mexican War
6 x 9, 120 pp.
Pub Date: 08/01/1986
Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, published for the University of Texas at Arlington by Texas A&M University Press
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Essays on the Mexican War

Edited by Douglas W. Richmond

This anthology on the conflict between Mexico and the United States from 1846 to 1848 considers the military, social, political, and diplomatic aspects of what is often referred to in Mexico as the invasion yanqui. Included are an account of President Polk's wartime tour of New England, a study of monarchist intrigues in Mexico during the war, a description of the disharmony between Polk and his generals that resulted in weakened policy formation, and, finally, a view of a soldier's life through the letters of Andrew Trussell, a volunteer.

What Readers Are Saying:

" . . . unusually vivid." --The Journal Of Southern History

"All of the essays are readable and informative, giving us new insight into what is called in Mexico the invasion yanqui." --Southwest Review

"Withal, anyone who has an interest in this period, or in the war specifically, should pursue this new publication." --Joe A. Stout, Jr.

"They focus light on topics of special interest to contemporary scholars in a way that Professor Webb would have appreciated. . . . Most collections of essays have limited appeal except to specialists. This volume may reach a wider audience. The initial three papers consider aspects of social, political, and military history, while the Trussell letters illuminate a seldom-described socio-political dimension of military history." --K. Jack Bauer


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