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

Author: Michael Hogan
Publisher: San Diego, California : EgretBooks.com, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : USA paperback editionView 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.--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Benito Juárez; Benito Juárez; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hogan
ISBN: 9780985774493 0985774495
OCLC Number: 946881503
Description: 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 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.
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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.--Publisher's description.

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Why don’t USA schools teach this?

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Even now, in 11th grade US History classes, most textbooks say the US declared war on Mexico in 1846 to retaliate for Mexico attacking the USA. WRONG!! This award-winning new history by a Ph.D. historian and educator sets the record straight and reveals the...
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