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Black Flag Over Dixie: Racial Atrocities and Reprisals in the Civil War

Gregory J. W. Urwin - History - 2005 - 265 pages
If the prevalence of Civil War reenactments, glossy magazines, admired documentaries, and hundreds of books published on the subject each year are any indication, one of ...
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Devotion to the Adopted Country: U.S. Immigrant Volunteers in the Mexican War

Tyler V. Johnson - History - 2012 - 179 pages
In Devotion to the Adopted Country, Tyler V. Johnson looks at the efforts of America’s Democratic Party and Catholic leadership to use the service of immigrant volunteers in ...
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Bulwark of the Republic: The American Militia in Antebellum West

Mary Ellen Rowe - History - 2003 - 232 pages
Examines the antebellum militia as a social and political institution rather than a military one, and argues that it is a key to understanding the political ideology and social ...
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Army of Manifest Destiny: The American Soldier in the Mexican War, 1846-1848

James M. Mccaffrey - History - 1994 - 294 pages
James McCaffrey examines America's first foreign war, the Mexican War, through the day-to-day experiences of the American soldier in battle, in camp, and on the march. With ...
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Manifest Ambition: James K. Polk and Civil-military Relations During the ...

John C. Pinheiro - History - 2007 - 228 pages
Pinheiro explores the power and perseverance of James K. Polk, who overcame the political intrigues of both members of his own Democratic party and the Whigs in Washington, D.C ...
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Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War

Richard Bruce Winders - History - 2001 - 288 pages
A study of the American military experience in the Mexican War. Drawing on diaries, journals and reminiscences, it: presents the daily life of soldiers at war; links the army ...
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A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

Amy S. Greenberg - History - 2012 - 368 pages
Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the ...
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Slavery and the Numbers Game: A Critique of Time on the Cross

Herbert George Gutman - History - 1975 - 183 pages
Shows how the slaves labored, not because they shared values and goals with their masters, but because of the omnipresent threat of 'negative incentives, ' primarily physical ...
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