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The California campaigns of the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848

Author: Hunt Janin; Ursula Carlson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mexico surrendered to the United States more than half a million square miles of territory, contributing to a legacy of distrust and bitterness towards the U.S. that has never entirely dissipated. This book describes the often overlooked military and naval operations in California before and during the Mexican War, and introduces readers to the Californios and the Indians"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Janin, Hunt.
California Campaigns of the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hunt Janin; Ursula Carlson
ISBN: 1476620938 9781476620930 9780786494200 0786494204
OCLC Number: 907942359
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 215 pages)
Contents: Introduction: causes and conduct of the U.S.-Mexican War --
Peoples of California --
Foreigners in Alta California --
The Mexican Army in Alta California --
Preludes to war --
A secret mission to California --
The Californios expel an American expedition --
Frémont prepares for war --
The Bear Flag Revolt --
The "Battle of Monterey" and the end of the Bear Flag Revolt --
The California Battalion --
Naval and amphibious operations: from the establishment of the American blockade to the capture of La Paz --
Naval and amphibious operations: from the capture of La Paz to the return of the sloop-of-war Cyane to Norfolk, Virginia --
The Californio Uprising and its aftermath --
The Army of the West and the mormon Battalion --
The Battle of San Pascual --
The Treaty of Cahuenga --
The earliest days of the gold rush --
Frémont is court-martialed --
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo --
From military to civilian rule --
Significance of the Pacific Campaigns of the U.S.-Mexican War.
Responsibility: Hunt Janin and Ursula Carlson.

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The US-Mexican War of 1846-1848 remains controversial even today. The California campaigns of this conflict introduce the reader to the Californios (the colourful inhabitants of Alta, or Upper,  Read more...

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