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Manifest ambition : James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War

Author: John C Pinheiro
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007.
Series: In war and in peace.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is not another chronological retelling of the Mexican War. Instead, it examines civil-military clashes during the war in light. of Jacksonian politics and the American citizen-soldier tradition, looking both at events that shed light on civilian authority over the military and at the far reaching impact of political ambition during this period (specifically, presidential power and the quest for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pinheiro, John C.
Manifest ambition.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007
(OCoLC)607930120
Online version:
Pinheiro, John C.
Manifest ambition.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007
(OCoLC)608087126
Named Person: James K Polk; James K Polk; Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson; James K Polk; James K Polk
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C Pinheiro
ISBN: 0275984095 9780275984090
OCLC Number: 77476295
Description: x, 228 pages : map, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 Jacksonian America and the Coming of the Mexican War 7 --
2 "State Feuds and Factious Jealousy" 35 --
3 "All Whigs and violent partisans" 59 --
4 "A Number of Worthless Men" 83 --
5 "I was once viceroy" 105 --
6 Serving "the Great Body of the People" 131 --
7 The Mexican War in the American Civil-Military Tradition 155 --
Documents 181 --
James K. Polk, Inaugural Address, 4 March 1845 181 --
James K. Polk, Message to Congress, 11 May 1846 183 --
"Gaines Letter," Zachary Taylor to Edmund P. Gaines, 9 November 1846 189 --
William L. Marcy to Zachary Taylor, 27 January 1847 192 --
Zachary Taylor to William L. Marcy, 3 March 1847 192 --
"Leonidas Letter," 16 September 1847 194 --
Thomas Hart Benton, "Vindication of the President" Speech, 25 January 1847 196 --
Winfield Scott, "Proclamation to the Good People of Mexico," 11 April 1847 197 --
Winfield Scott, "Proclamation to the Good People of Mexico," 11 May 1847 198 --
Stephen W. Kearny, "Proclamation to the citizens of New Mexico, by Colonel Kearny, commanding the United States forces," 31 July 1846 199 --
Stephen W. Kearny, "Proclamation to the inhabitants of New Mexico by Brigadier General S.W. Kearny, commanding the troops of the United States in the same," 22 August 1846 199 --
John D. Sloat, "Proclamation to the inhabitants of California," 7 July 1846 200 --
Robert F. Stockton, "Proclamation to the people of California," 17 August 1846 201 --
Robert F. Stockton, "Proclamation to the people of California," undated 202 --
Robert F. Stockton to George Bancroft, 28 August 1846 202 --
Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 15 February 1848 203.
Series Title: In war and in peace.
Responsibility: John C. Pinheiro.
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