Tag Archives: Mexican-American War

Wednesday’s Book Review: “The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents”


The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents. Edited by Ernesto Chavez. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2008. The 1846-1848 Mexican-American War may be interpreted as a bald-faced adventure in conquest; it may also be interpreted as an unfolding of … Continue reading

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Who Was Santa Anna?


Recently I posted a blog on the battle of the Alamo of 1836 and its meaning in American history. Some folks have asked me about the Mexican strong man who commanded the army that overran the Alamo,¬†Antonio Lopez de Santa … Continue reading

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Alexander Doniphan and Antebellum Missouri


Last week I had the opportunity to meet with the Alexander Doniphan Committee in Kansas City. I had no idea that such a committee existed, although I am heartened by its commitment to reinforcing the civic ideals that Doniphan espoused. … Continue reading

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