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Abraham Lincoln and Mexico : a history of courage, intrigue and unlikely friendships

Author: Michael Hogan
Publisher: Amissville, Virginia : Henselstone Verlag LLC, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines reasons for the U.S. invasion of Mexico in 1846, opposition by Abraham Lincoln and other politicians to the decision by President Polk to go to war, the importance of the ensuing war against Mexico, the resulting territorial seizures by the United States, and the impact both nationally and internationally to both countries.
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Benito Juárez; Benito Juárez; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hogan
ISBN: 099695547X 9780996955478
OCLC Number: 1112384155
Description: 361 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Mexico before the conflict --
Texas statehood and General Taylor's army --
The Thornton Affair and Mr. Polk's War --
The loyal opposition argues against war with Mexico --
Abraham Lincoln and the Spot Resolutions --
Lincoln writes to Herndon --
Consummate politician or courageous statesman? --
Pilloried in the press for pro-Mexican views --
The Mexican Republic much reduced --
The United States inherits the whirlwind --
Lincoln and the beginnings of the Civil War --
Friends of Mexico, friends of Lincoln --
The French empire in Mexico --
Four for freedom: Grant and Sheridan, Romero and Juárez --
US Colored Troops and American Legion of Honor --
Imperialist forces falter --
The march to Mexico City --
Lincoln's legacy, Mexico's pride.
Responsibility: Michael Hogan.

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This book examines reasons for the U.S. invasion of Mexico in 1846, opposition by Abraham Lincoln and other politicians to the decision by President Polk to go to war, the importance of the ensuing war against Mexico, the resulting territorial seizures by the United States, and the impact both nationally and internationally to both countries.

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