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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

Label
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
"By focusing on the experiences of ordinary Mexicans and Americans, The Dead March offers a clearer historical picture than we have ever had of the brief, bloody war that redrew the map of North America. Peter Guardino invites skepticism about the received view that the United States emerged victorious in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) because its democratic system was more stable and its citizens more loyal. In fact, heading into the war, American forces dramatically underestimated the strength of Mexicans' patriotism and failed to see how bitterly Mexicans resented America's claims to national and racial superiority. Having regarded the United States as a sister republic, Mexicans were shocked by the scope of America's expansionist ambitions, and their fierce resistance surprised U.S. political and military leaders, who had expected a quick victory with few casualties. As the fighting intensified over the course of two years, it claimed the lives of thousands of Americans and at least twice as many Mexicans, including many civilians. As stark as they were, the misconceptions that the Mexican-American War laid bare on both sides did not determine the final victor. What differentiated the two countries in battle was not some notion of American unity and loyalty to democracy but the United States' huge advantages in economic power and wealth--advantages its poorer Latin American neighbor could not hope to overcome."--Jacket
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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)
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • United States
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • Economic history
  • Economic history
  • Social conditions
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Label
The dead march : a history of the Mexican-American War, Peter Guardino
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
The men most damaging to the population -- We're the boys for Mexico -- Like civilized nations -- Even the fathers of families -- Each chapter we write in Mexican blood -- The yankees died like ants -- The people of the town were firing -- Ashamed of my country -- The law of the strongest
Control code
ocn975998302
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9780674972346
Lccn
2017006231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027393240
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)975998302
Label
The dead march : a history of the Mexican-American War, Peter Guardino
Publication
Copyright
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
The men most damaging to the population -- We're the boys for Mexico -- Like civilized nations -- Even the fathers of families -- Each chapter we write in Mexican blood -- The yankees died like ants -- The people of the town were firing -- Ashamed of my country -- The law of the strongest
Control code
ocn975998302
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9780674972346
Lccn
2017006231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027393240
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)975998302

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