The Mexican War

The Mexican War The Mexican War has long been overshadowed in the public imagination by that most popular of all American wars the Civil War And it has been swept under the carpet of national conscience as at worst

  • Title: The Mexican War
  • Author: Otis A. Singletary
  • ISBN: 9780226760612
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mexican War has long been overshadowed in the public imagination by that most popular of all American wars, the Civil War And it has been swept under the carpet of national conscience as, at worst, a calculated land grab from a neighbor too weak to defend itself.Otis Singletary s concise, dramatic account of the war that won the Southwest and California for the UnitedThe Mexican War has long been overshadowed in the public imagination by that most popular of all American wars, the Civil War And it has been swept under the carpet of national conscience as, at worst, a calculated land grab from a neighbor too weak to defend itself.Otis Singletary s concise, dramatic account of the war that won the Southwest and California for the United States is designed to evoke in modern readers a fresh appreciation of one of the most colorful but neglected episodes in American military affairs and certainly one of the most significant Victory in this military exercise turned our attention to the Far West, made possible the Gold Rush of 49, and brought vast new territories and new peoples into the Union altering the face of the nation and greatly influencing its future course.Mr Singletary treats the military, political, economic, and diplomatic aspects of the war He focuses on the ways in which the Mexican War exemplified the dynamic spirit of Manifest Destiny and was a microcosm of peculiarly American and peculiarly democratic problems of waging war All in all, this is the best short account of the Mexican War yet written T Harry Williams, The Journal of Modern History

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    2 thoughts on “The Mexican War

    1. Otis Arnold Singletary was a historian who served as the 8th president of the University of Kentucky from 1969 until 1987.

    2. This one was fine. It's about a war that was enormously important in American history (ask anyone living in LA) but which few of us know a lot about. So I picked it up. It's a short little book, pretty solid on military matters, less interested in social causes and effects. Probably long since superseded by better histories, but it wasn't a bad start, I thought.

    3. I have stumbled upon a little gem in connection with my search for a couple of books on President Polk because of my interest in the history of Mexico, particularly as it relates to Mexico's "neighbor" to the north. The little gem is The Mexican War by Otis A. Singletary from the University of Chicago Press. This highly rated book has been in print continuously since its first publication in 1960, which always means something to me.I am going to limit my comments on the book as much as possible [...]

    4. As a Mexican national, it was surprising to come across such an unbiased description of the major events that took place before, during and right after the Mexican - American War. Just like in the United Stated, albeit for our very own national reasons, this is a war overshadowed by the events that would come soon after the war was over. The ReformationWar: an all-out struggle that would pit a Republican democratic ideology for Mexico against a resistance to most changes, especially those affect [...]

    5. VERY clear and concise. The book packs a ton of info into a very slim volume, and if you need to cram on the facts of the U.S. War with Mexico, this is the way to do it. The only downfall is that, in the interests of being super-concise, the author overlooks tiny little details that serve to bring great depth to the events in the U.S. War with Mexico. For those little details that get you hooked on the information and let you feel a common bond with the past, read John S.D. Eisenhower's "So Far [...]

    6. Because I live in Arizona, I became curious about the state’s history. I was aware of the Mexican War, but had no detailed knowledge. I tried to pick the best book for an overall but concise view of this period. I believe that Singletary’s book presented this. The author is strong with events, dates, and names.

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