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War of a thousand deserts : Indian raids and the U.S.-Mexican War

Author: Brian DeLay
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, [2010], ©2008.
Series: Lamar series in western history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring Mexican, American, and Indian sources ranging from diplomatic correspondence and congressional debates to captivity narratives and plains Indians' pictorial calendars, this book presents  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian DeLay
ISBN: 9780300158373 0300158378
OCLC Number: 444387957
Notes: Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008.
Description: xxi, 473 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Neighbors --
Danger and community --
Buffalo-hide quiver --
Plunder and partners --
The politics of vengeance --
II. Nations --
Indians don't unmake presidents --
Barbarians and dearer enemies --
An eminently national war? --
How to make a desert smile --
III. Convergence --
A trophy of a new kind of war --
Polk's blessing --
Epilogue: article 11 --
Appendix: data on Comanche-Mexican violence, 1831-48.
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Responsibility: Brian DeLay.

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"A truly outstanding work of transnational history. It should be required reading for graduate students in American Indian, Latin American, U.S., and global and comparative history."-Matthew Babcock, Read more...

 
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