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U. S. War with Mexico A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312249217
ISBN-13: 9780312249212
Edition: 1st 2008
Authors: Ernesto Chavez
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Book details

Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Map: Contested Terrain in the U.S. War with Mexico
Introduction: Race, Manifest Destiny, and the U.S. War with Mexico
Manifest Destiny
Neighboring Republics
Indians and Westward Expansion
Colonizing Texas
Texas's War for Independence
The Republic of Texas and U.S.-Mexico Diplomatic Relations
Toward War
Popular Opinion and the War in the United States
Waging the War
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Foreigners in Their Native Land
Manifest Destiny Exported
Conclusion
The Documents
John L. O'Sullivan, Annexation, July-August 1845
U.S. Congress, Naturalization Act, March 26, 1790
Agustin de Iturbide, Plan de Iguala, February 24, 1821
Mexican Constitutional Congress, Mexican Constitution, 1824
U.S. Congress, Indian Removal Act, May 28, 1830
United States and Kingdom of Spain, Treaty of San Lorenzo, October 27, 1795
United States and France, Louisiana Purchase Treaty, April 30, 1803
Mexican Government, National Colonization Law, August 18, 1824
Legislature of Coahuila-Texas, Coahuila-Texas State Colonization Law, March 24, 1825
Manuel Mier y Teran, Letter to War Department, November 29, 1829
Benjamin Lundy, Conditions for African Americans in Mexican Texas, 1833
Texan Consultation of Representatives, Texas Declaration of Independence, March 2, 1836
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Message to the Inhabitants of Texas, March 7, 1836
Eulalia Yorba, Another Story of the Alamo: The Battle Described by an Alleged Eyewitness, April 1896
El Mosquito Mexicano, Article Criticizing U.S. Interests in Texas, June 14, 1836
Daniel Webster, The Admission of Texas, December 22, 1845
John Slidell, Diplomatic Dispatches to James Buchanan, January 1846
General Pedro de Ampudia and General Zachary Taylor, Dispatches, April 12, 1846
General Zachary Taylor, Dispatch to Adjutant General of the Army, April 26, 1846
President James K. Polk, War Message to Congress, May 11, 1846
Hugh White, Statement against the Two-Million-Dollar Bill, August 8, 1846
David Wilmot, Wilmot Proviso, August 8, 1846
Frederick Douglass, The War with Mexico, January 21, 1848
New York Herald, Editorial in Support of the War with Mexico, February 20, 1847
Walt Whitman, War with Mexico, May 11, 1846
Theodore Parker, A Sermon of the Mexican War, June 1846
Henry David Thoreau, On Civil Disobedience, 1848
Women of Exeter, England, and Philadelphia, Women's Peace Petition, June 1846
Susan Shelby Magoffin, Comments on Mexican Women, 1846
American Officer, The Virtues of Mexican Women, September 1846
Henry William Herbert, Pierre the Partisan: A Tale of the Mexican Marches, 1848
Our Jonathan, Song of the Volunteers, 1846
John Greenleaf Whittier, The Angels of Buena Vista, 1847
James Russell Lowell, The Biglow Papers, 1846
George Wilkins Kendall, The Mexican Joan of Arc, January 12, 1847
Samuel E. Chamberlain, My Confession, 1855
Ramon Alcaraz, Description of the Battle of Buena Vista, 1850
Citizens of New Mexico, Report to the President of Mexico, September 26, 1846
Ralph W. Kirkham, Description of the City of Puebla, June 28, 1847
Gideon Johnson Pillow, Letter to Mary Hamilton Pillow, September 28, 1847
American Star, Comment on Interactions between Mexicans and Americans, November 6, 1847
Ramon Alcaraz, Observations on the American Occupation of Mexico City, 1850
John C. Calhoun, Speech on the War with Mexico, January 4, 1848
United States and Mexico, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 1848
President Manuel de la Pena y Pena, An Address in Support of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, May 7, 1848
Manuel Crescencio Rejon, Observations on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, April 17, 1848
Nathan Clifford, The Protocol of Queretaro, 1848
U.S. Congress, California Land Act, March 3, 1851
California Landowners, Petition to the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, February 11, 1859
Juan N. Seguin, A Foreigner in My Native Land, 1858
Francisco Ramirez, California Hospitality, September 18, 1855
Los Angeles Star, An Interview with Noted Bandit Tiburcio Vasquez, May 16, 1874
Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin, This Is Our Manifest Destiny, November 24, 1897
Appendixes
A Chronology of Events Related to the U.S.-Mexico War (1789-1897)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index

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