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Greenberg, Amy S., 1968-
A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico / by Amy Greenberg
Alternate Title Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico
1st ed
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E404 .G79 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mexican War, 1846-1848
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Political aspects -- United States
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Influence
Subject Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Physical Description xix, 344 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-330) and index
Contents Pt. 1. Polk's dream, 1844-45. Valentine's Day ; "Who is James K. Polk?" ; The upset -- pt. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Polk's war, 1845-46. Speaking cannon fire ; "The mischief is done" -- pt. 3. The crucible of conscience, 1846-47. A tame, spiritless fellow ; Buena Vista ; Inscrutable providence ; Needless, wicked, and wrong ; War measures ; Duty and justice -- pt. 4. Truth and consequences, 1848. To conquer a peace ; A clear conscience -- Epilogue: Lineage
Summary A critical assessment of the Mexican-American war and its divisive role in U.S. politics also evaluates its impact on the careers of James Polk, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln and how it set the stage for the American Civil War

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