List of books and articles about mexican war online research. Litr 5731 seminar in american multicultural literature. Calhoun, antonio campazano, manifest destiny, and many more a chronology provides an overview of key events, and an extensive bibliography of titles in both english and spanish guides readers in further explorations. The mexicanamerican war of the 1840s, precipitated by border disputes and the u. The mexican american war lasted from early 1846 to late 1847. This book provided information on the actions and thoughts of the mexican government towards the united states during the mexican american war. Polk, who believed the united states had a manifest destiny to spread across. Mccaffrey james mccaffrey examines americas first foreign war, the mexican war, through the daytoday experiences of the american soldier in battle, in camp, and on the march. Encyclopedia of the mexicanamerican war by crawford, mark and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. American writing and other forms of expression about the conflict. Dugard gives most attention to ulysses grant, robert e. Identify the causes of the mexican american war describe the outcomes of the war in 1848, especially. This volume presents excerpts from the memoirs, letters, poetry, and journals of the men involved in, and protestors of, mr.
The mexican american war, generally called the mexican war and in mexico the american intercession in mexico, was a prepared conflict between the united states of america and the united mexican states from 1846 to. In the subsequent treaty, the united states gained territory that would become california, nevada, new mexico, arizona, utah, and parts of wyoming and colorado. Mexican and confederate troops often clashed during the american civil war, and the u. This includes the summary, causes, and effect of the war. Buy a cheap copy of the mexican war, 18461848 book by k. Why was the mexican american war so important in the formation of the modern united states. The following are places to go some real and some virtual to find out about the mexican american war.
The mexican american war 18461848 was caused by many factors. Buy a cheap copy of the mexican war book by wim coleman. The book traces the wars roots back to texas and mexicos enticing 1824 immigration policies. What book is a good history of the socalled mexicanamerican. The american soldier in the mexican war, 18461848 the american social experience by james m. The secret treaty had called for recognition of the rio grande as the border, and the release of santa anna. History has a great political use and many politicians use the past to justify their present action. The mexican american war, generally called the mexican war and in mexico the american intercession in mexico, was a prepared conflict between the united states of america and the united mexican states from 1846 to 1848. Why dont us history books tell much about the mexican. Ultimately, it was a battle for land where mexico was fighting to keep what they thought was their property and the u.
The mexicanamerican war 18461848 was caused by many factors. Lee mexican war maps an online exhibit of 30 original military maps owned by robert e. One of the important events during his presidency was the mexican american war. In the mid 1940s the mexican war centennial passed almost without notice in this. Many in the united states have no idea how their countrys borders came to be. This volume presents excerpts from the memoirs, letters, poetry, and. Argumentative essay on the mexican american war 1490 words 6 pages. Armys first experience waging an extended conflict in a foreign land. The mexicanamerican war is too little studied today.
The mexicanamerican war, lasting from 1846 1848, was one of americas shorter and less costly wars. Mexico had not recognized the secession of texas in 1836 and. Mexicanamerican war wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Given that every single book in the other answers is written by american authors, i am going to recommend two mexican sources. If many angloamericans forget the mexicanamerican war, citizens and historians of mexico dont. The treaty the treaty that ended the war was called the treaty of guadeloupe hidalgo. Learn more about the causes of the mexicanamerican war and its outcome. List of books and articles about mexican war online. Johannsen recovers and remarks on practically every element of the. Nevertheless, the consequences of this war resonate even today. Aug 28, 2017 the mexican war revealed how disunited the u. The following is a list of mexicanamerican writers.
Fiction and nonfiction surrounding the mexicanamerican war fought from 18461848 between mexico and the u. Mexican war the texas state historical association offers this chapter from the handbook of texas. A fully illustrated compendium of pivotal figures, battles, and political strategies of the mexican american war. A nice overview of the mexican american war from the perspective of several future civil war leaders. The united states soldiers disastrously defeated the mexican army, capturing mexico city and winning a complete victory in the peace treaty. The mexican government, however, refused to honor santa. The mexicanamerican war, also known in the united states as the mexican war and in mexico as the intervencion estadounidense en mexico american intervention in mexico, was an armed conflict between the united states and mexico from 1846 to 1848. Press coverage in the united states was characterized by support for the war and widespread public interest and demand for coverage of the conflict.
Baby professor showcases a collection of subjects that are. One of americas forgotten wars, the mexicanamerican war often fades in the shadow of the american civil war two decades later 186165, which remains a defining event for americans interested in history, partly because of continuing internaldomestic political, regional, and racial divisions. The mexicanamerican war 1846 to 1848 was a long, bloody conflict between the united states of america and mexico. The map on page 3 shows the wars dramatic consequences. A fully illustrated compendium of pivotal figures, battles, and political strategies of the mexicanamerican war. This is an eighth grade made video, not a professionally made video about the 1846 mexicanamerican war. I think it is because the real history of how those territories were acquired goes against the image the united states wants to proyect these days. The mexican american war 1846 to 1848 was a long, bloody conflict between the united states of america and mexico. Causes while the immediate cause of the war was the u. Students read their textbooks section on the causes of the mexicanamerican. This northern illinois university web site contains a historical overview of the mexican american war 18461848, as well as documents, images, sound recordings, and lesson plans related to the conflict.
Read about the causes and effects of the spanishamerican war, and learn how the united states emerged as a dominant power in the world. The mexicanamerican war was waged between the united states and mexico from 1846 to 1848. Mexican american war 1846 1848 causes, surrender and treaties timelines of history for. Brainpower and brawn in the mexicanamerican war history. Comprising incidents, adventures and everyday proceedings and letters while with the united states army in the mexican war. Going back to 1836, one of the reasons was the treaty of velasco. Mexican war dead or veterans from the american battle monuments commission, this site remembers soldiers from the mexican war who are buried in the mexico city national cemetery. Could texas have survived as an independent nation or part of mexico. Oct 15, 20 the mexicanamerican war, lasting from 1846 1848, was one of americas shorter and less costly wars. This northern illinois university web site contains a historical overview of the mexicanamerican war 18461848, as well as documents, images, sound recordings, and lesson plans related to the conflict. The bear flag revolt ends due to the california annexation by the united states. It would be fought from california to mexico city and many points in between, all of them on mexican soil. Hughes, there exercising the command of a colonel 1848, by charles. Mexican war, 18461848 regimental histories united states 2 titles mexican war of independence.
The mexicanamerican war capstone library capstone publishing. Reproduces general reference works, state and federal adjutant generals. Between 1846 and 1848, the united states and mexico engaged in a conflict that resulted in major mexican territorial losses and honed the battlefield skills of ulysses s. Selected quotes quotes regarding causes of the mexican war. The alamo san antonio, tx the battle of the alamo was part of the annexation of texas from mexico, which took place ten years before the mexican american war. Jan 27, 2020 given that every single book in the other answers is written by american authors, i am going to recommend two mexican sources. The mexican war and the cause of the mexican american war 1618 words 7 pages. Johannsen, who introduces this bison books edition of the mexican war, is a professor of history at the university of illinois, urbana, and the author of to the halls of montezumas. Identify the causes of the mexicanamerican war describe the outcomes of the war in 1848, especially. It pitted a politically divided and militarily unprepared mexico against the expansionistminded administration of u.
Mexican war, 184648, armed conflict between the united states and mexico. Accompanied by a printed guide compiled by james h. Using historiography to analyze the mexicanamerican war. All of that was once mexican land inhabited by thousands of mexican citizens. A novel of the mexican war by jeff shaara, the training ground. The mexicanamerican war summary, causes, and effects. Mexican american war 1846 1848 causes, surrender and. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Calhoun, antonio campazano, manifest destiny, and many more a chronology provides an overview of key events, and an extensive bibliography of titles in both english and spanish guides readers in.
Mexican war, 18461848, is a complex and interesting event that can be understood today only by considerable study and reflection. One of americas forgotten wars, the mexican american war often fades in the shadow of the american civil war two decades later 186165, which remains a defining event for americans interested in history, partly because of continuing internaldomestic political, regional, and racial divisions. Mexican war americas wars, causes of library guides at. Not only that, many remain unaware of the us invasion of mexico in the years 18461848. Mexican american war for kids james polk was the 11th american president who served in office from march 4, 1845 to march 4, 1849. The origins of the mexicanamerican war can largely be traced back to texas winning its independence from mexico in 1836. The mexicanamerican war 18461848 marked the first u. The mexicanamerican war, waged between the united states and mexico from 1846 to 1848, helped to fulfill americas manifest destiny to expand its territory. This book seeks to relate the overall events and chronology of the war and shows its impact on everyday lives. The decisive battle of the mexican american war 2003 excerpt and text search. Mexicanamerican war, 18461848teen nonfiction, individual. Mexico defaulted on those payments and the american creditors pressed their government for action. What i would have liked is some sort of analysis at the end. On february 2, 1848 the treaty was signed and the u.
Leading personalities, civilian and military, mexican and. When the treaty was brought up the intentions that mexico had were already gone and they just did some guerilla warfare here and there. Much has been written about the mexican war, but this. Final surrender occurred in february 1848, and it was the first major war mexico fought as an independent country and the first major war america fought to expand its territory.
As forgotten as the war of 1812 or the spanish american war, the us mexican war forever changed both countries borders, relations, and standings in the world. The american soldier in the mexican war, 18461848 1994excerpt and text search. Lee from the holdings of the virginia military institute. The prewar mexican borders stretched to colorado and west to the northern california coast. In bauers book the mexican war, 18461848, he finds manifest destiny and the accompanying notion of the superiority of american democratic egalitarianism to be the underlying principles behind the events that caused the mexican war. The spanishamerican war by mary collins scholastic. The history of the major conflicts that resulted in americas expansion across north america. Soldier, planter, statesman of the old southwest 1985 and other works. Mexican war, 18461848 regimental histories united states supplemental memorial of charles lee jones, in reply to the countermemorial from jalapa, in mexico, under the signature of certain of the volunteers there in garrison, in relation to capt. Todays united states and todays mexico are very different from what they were then, and the war itself is very different from todays wars. Jul 22, 2019 the mexican american war this web site presents a historical overview of the mexican american war 18461848, as well as primary documents and images related to the conflict. In 1846, two american nations went to war, precipitated by the u.862 1242 1096 459 25 1290 727 919 618 1126 1411 912 1290 178 826 885 1037 130 576 703 96 1303 1194 1437 440 279 340 1129 862 546 1013 730 952 381 1361 1396 271 1051 1423 892 333 1236 1042 1047 172 1338 648 357