A Short, Offhand, Killing Affair: Soldiers and Social Conflict during the Mexican-American War by Paul Foos
October 7, 2002 | ISBN: 0807827312 | Pages: 272 | PDF | 2 MB
The Mexican-American War (1846-48) found Americans on new terrain. A republic founded on the principle of armed defense of freedom was now going to war on behalf of Manifest Destiny, seeking to conquer an unfamiliar nation and people. Through an examination of rank-and-file soldiers, Paul Foos sheds new light on the war and its effect on attitudes toward other races and nationalities that stood in the way of American expansionism.