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Manifest Destinies: America's Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library)

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About the Author

Steven E. Woodworth was born in Ohio and grew up in the Midwest. He earned his Ph.D. in history at Rice University in 1987, and is the author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-eight books on American history, including Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861–1865. He is currently a professor of history at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

Preface

 

PART ONE: The Two Party System

The Log Cabin and Hard Cider Campaign

Tyler, Clay, and the Durability of the Two-Party System

Abolitionism

 

PART TWO: Westward Expansion

The Oregon Trail

The Allure and the Danger of California

The Mormons and Their Migration

 

PART THREE: The Politics of Expansion

Tyler and Texas

The Election of 1844

Texas Annexation

 

PART FOUR: War with Mexico

Armies Along the Rio Grande

The Monterrey Campaign

New Mexico, Chihuahua, and California

Buena Vista

Veracruz, Cerro Gordo, and the Politics of Expansion

To the Gates of Mexico City

A Conquered Capital and a Negotiated Peace

 

PART FIVE: The Political System and the Controversies of Expansion

The Election of 1848

The California Gold Rush

California and the Expansion of Slavery

The Struggle for Compromise

 

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307277701
Author:
Woodworth, Steven E.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Manifest Destiny
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PP BandW; 19 MAPS
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.19 x 0.89 in 0.92 lb

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