To the Halls of the Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination

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"Our country has entered on a new epoch of its history," wrote a Whig Party journal in 1849, just after America's triumph in the Mexican War. Indeed, for that romantic generation of Americans in the mid-nineteenth century, the Mexican War was a grand exercise in self-identity: it legitimized the young republic's convictions of mission and destiny to a doubting world. It was easily one of the most popular wars the United States has ever fought. This rich cultural history examines the war's place in the popular imagination ...

To the Halls of the Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination 1988, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195049817

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To the Halls of the Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination 1985, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195035186

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