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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:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the power and perseverance of James K Polk, who overcame the political intrigues of both members of his own Democratic party and the Whigs in Washington, DC, as well as the challenges posed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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; 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 p. : map, ports. ; 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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