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A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

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Our 1846 war with Mexico was a blatant land grab provoked by President James Polk. And while it secured the entire Southwest and California for America, it also exacerbated regional tensions over slavery, created the first significant antiwar movement in America, and helped lead the nation into civil war. A Wicked War is the definitive history of this conflict that turned America into a continental power. Amy Greenberg describes the battles between American and Mexican armies, but also delineates the political battles between Democrats and Whigs—the former led by the ruthless Polk, the latter by the charismatic Henry Clay, and a young representative from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln, who initially drew national attention as a critic of the war. Greenberg brilliantly recounts this key chapter in the creation of the United States, evoking time, place, event, and personality with equal parts authority and narrative flair.

Synopsis:

The story of the Mexican-American war—one of the most controversial events in nineteenth-century American history—and of how it divided the country and profoundly impacted the political lives of James Polk, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln.

About the Author

AMY GREENBERG is Liberal Arts Research Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Penn State. She is a leading scholar of Manifest Destiny and has held fellowships from the Huntington Library, the New York Historical Society, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611748796
Subtitle:
Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Author:
Greenberg, Amy S.
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
HISTORY / Military / United States
Subject:
HISTORY / Latin America/Mexico
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged; 12.75 hours
Publication Date:
20121106
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
765
Dimensions:
6 x 5.13 x 1.19 in 0.69 lb

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