The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Oct 31, 2012 - History - 1084 pages
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The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War: A Political, Social, and Military History provides an in-depth examination of not only the military conflict itself, but also the impact of the war on both nations; and how this conflict was the first waged by Americans on foreign soil and served to establish critical U.S. military, political, and foreign policy precedents. The entries analyze the Mexican-American War from both the American and Mexican perspectives, in equal measure.||In addition to discussing the various campaigns, battles, weapons systems, and other aspects of military history, the three-volume work also contextualizes the conflict within its social, cultural, political, and economic milieu, and places the Mexican-American War into its proper historical and historiographical contexts by covering the eras both before and after the war. This information is particularly critical for students of American history because the conflict fomented sectional conflict in the United States, which resulted in the U.S. Civil War.
  

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The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War: A Political, Social, and Military History

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The war between 1846 and 1848 cost $100 million and 13,000 lives. Mexico lost half of its national territory while the United States completed its westward expansion to the Pacific. Some 800 ... Read full review

The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War

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Close on the heels of the recent Encyclopedia of the War of 1812, prolific writer/editor Tucker (Encyclopedia of North American Conflicts to 1775 and The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia) has returned to ... Read full review

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Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, has been senior fellow in military history at ABC-CLIO since 2003. He is the author or editor of 42 books and encyclopedias, many of which have won prestigious awards. Tucker's last academic position was holder of the John Biggs Chair in Military History at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA. His recently published works include The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History; The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, Second Edition; and Battles that Changed History: An Encyclopedia of World Conflict, all published by ABC-CLIO.

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