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The Resource The dead march : a history of the Mexican-American War, Peter Guardino

The dead march : a history of the Mexican-American War, Peter Guardino

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The dead march : a history of the Mexican-American War
Title
The dead march
Title remainder
a history of the Mexican-American War
Statement of responsibility
Peter Guardino
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The bloody 1846-1848 war between the United States and Mexico filled out the shape of the continental United States, forcing Mexico to recognize its loss of Texas and give up the rest of what became the Southwestern United States. Generally people argue that the United States won this war because unlike Mexico it was already a unified nation that commanded the loyalty of its citizens. Focusing on the vivid experiences of ordinary soldiers and civilians, both Americans and Mexicans, The Dead March reveals something very different. The United States won not because it was more unified but instead because it was much wealthier. Both Americans and Mexicans had complicated relationships with their nations, relationships entangled with their commitments to their religions, their neighbors, and their families. The war's events, both on the grand scale of the conflict between nations and the more intimate scale of campaigns and battles, cannot be understood without probing this social and cultural history. Politicians could not simply conjure up armies, and generals could not manipulate units as if their members were chess pieces without ideas or attitudes. This book also uses the war to compare the two countries as they existed in 1846. The results of this comparison are quite startling. The United States and Mexico were much more alike than they were different, and both nations were still in the tumultuous and often violent process of constituting themselves. What separated them was not some fabled American unity or democracy but the very real economic advantages of the United States.--
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1963-
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Guardino, Peter
Dewey number
973.6/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E404
LC item number
.G83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • United States
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • North America
Label
The dead march : a history of the Mexican-American War, Peter Guardino
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No honest man can be destined for military service -- We're the boys for Mexico -- Waging war like a civilized nation -- Mexico's citizen soldiers -- Guerilla campaign -- Defending the Valley of Mexico -- Bloodshed and brutality -- Ashamed of my country -- The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Control code
ocn975998302
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9780674972346
Lccn
2017006231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o975998302
  • (OCoLC)975998302
Label
The dead march : a history of the Mexican-American War, Peter Guardino
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No honest man can be destined for military service -- We're the boys for Mexico -- Waging war like a civilized nation -- Mexico's citizen soldiers -- Guerilla campaign -- Defending the Valley of Mexico -- Bloodshed and brutality -- Ashamed of my country -- The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Control code
ocn975998302
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9780674972346
Lccn
2017006231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o975998302
  • (OCoLC)975998302

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