Tag Archives: Mexican-American War

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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