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The Mexican-American War in 1846 was an under-appreciated moment in American history. It marked the beginning of the military careers of many of those who would go on to fight the Civil War two decades later-including Robert E Lee and Ulysses S Grant.

The Mexican-American War in 1846 was an under-appreciated moment in American history. It took General Zachary Taylor to the Presidency.

The Mexican–American War, also known in the United States as the Mexican War and in Mexico as the Intervención Estadounidense en México (United States intervention in Mexico), was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1. .

The Mexican–American War, also known in the United States as the Mexican War and in Mexico as the Intervención Estadounidense en México (United States intervention in Mexico), was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. It followed in the wake of the 1845 .

The War With Mexico book Justin H Smith's classic history of the war, written in 1919 from official archives in both countries, depicts the US as the wronged.

The War With Mexico book. The Mexican-American War in 1846 was an under-appreciated moment in American history. Justin H Smith's classic history of the war, written in 1919 from official archives in both countries, depicts the US as the wronged party, but many Americans at the time viewed the Mexican War as simply an American land grab, in which a large strong nation bullied territorial concessions from a smaller weaker neighbor.

Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Cover title Running title: Sources for the Mexican war, 1846-1848 "Reprinted from the Military historian & economist, January 1916, vol. 1, pp. 18-32

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by. Smith, Justin Harvey, 1857-1930. Mexican War, 1846-1848, United States - History War with Mexico, 1846-1848, California - History 1846-1850. New York : Macmillan.

Justin Harvey Smith (1857, Boscawen, New Hampshire – 1930, Brooklyn, New York) was an American historian, specialist on the Mexican–American War. Smith was educated at Dartmouth College (. 1881) and Union Theological Seminary (1879–1881). Smith worked for Charles Scribner's Sons publishers 1881–1883 and Ginn & Co. 1883–1898 (becoming a partner in 1890); he was Professor of Modern History at Dartmouth 1899–1908

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The Mexican-American War in 1846 was an under-appreciated moment in American history. It marked the beginning of the military careers of many of those who would go on to fight the Civil War two decades later--including Robert E Lee and Ulysses S Grant. It took General Zachary Taylor to the Presidency, and re-ignited the debate over slavery that would later result in secession. During the war, Mexico, under the leadership of Santa Anna, lost over half of its national territory to the US and many Mexicans now found themselves on the wrong side of the border and living in the United States--a situation with direct bearing on current Mexican-US immigration. Justin H Smith's classic history of the war, written in 1919 from official archives in both countries, depicts the US as the wronged party, but many Americans at the time viewed the Mexican War as simply an American land grab, in which a large strong nation bullied territorial concessions from a smaller weaker neighbor.

Comments: (7)

Levaq
This is a classic presentation of historical events untarnished by modern revisionist historians. The author, writing in 1919, studied dispatches from US, Mexican, English, Spanish, French, and Prussian officials to give an almost day-by-day account of the war.
Bine
Anyone interested in the political and military dynamics of the Mexican-American War (1846-48) will do well to add this one to their collection. Smith's record is well written, complete, and will excite both the novice and experienced historian. I'm glad I added this to my collection. -Ted
Arashilkis
Quite possibly the most embarrassingly written history of the US/Mexican War. Not disputing the facts presented, but the way it is written. In some cases there are 15 to 20 commas before the next period. Very confusing and rambling prose!
Amerikan_Volga
While many would view the Mexican/US War of 1846-1848 as a conquest war, it could be argued that it really was. But for the
conquest of New Mexico and California, not Mexico pre se. President Polk wanted those states/territories, and the boundary of Texas
set at the Rio Grande. So he sent General Taylor south and General Scott to Vera Cruz in 1846 after citing numerous provocations by the Mexican government. Finally outside Mexico City, three statesmen selected by General Santa Anna, signed a peace treaty in 1848 as proscribed by President Polk. US success in the field was due to superior US artillery. Mexican losses could be attributed to Mexican Generals' in-fighting. It was extremely distasteful for the author to refer to Native Americans as "savages". I suggest Amazon Books Editorial Review Board, reexamine this book whether these slurs should be reason to delete this book from your library.
Braned
The War with Mexico (Two Volumes) by Justin Harvey Smith won the 1920 Pulitzer Prize in History. It is much more than a chronological history of the major battles. For example, Smith goes into great detail concerning the pre-war politics of both Mexico and the United States, the machinations of the European states, the precarious finances of both states, and the flora and fauna of the different regions of Mexico. Also, Smith’s history is not politically correct by current standards e.g. in this book there are some traitorous and cowardly Mexicans as well as some kind and brave American invaders. In fact, Smith reports on the international surprise that a relatively small poorly supplied American force deep inside hostile territory was able to defeat much larger Mexican forces that were defending their own country. This book argues that the surprising result was a function of soldiers’ morale and national leadership. The Mexican soldier was despised by his commanders, poorly fed and housed, and rarely paid. As Smith states: “The hungry and beaten conscript went into battle sure that if wounded he would starve, if killed he would be devoured by the birds, and should neither accident occur he would simply drudge on as before…” (Vol. II, p. 312) While the American forces, especially the volunteers were often undisciplined; their morale was generally good even when suffering from poor rations and afflicted with the soldier’s disease. Contributing to this morale was the quality of leadership. General Scott was probably a better strategic thinker while General Taylor was more of a tactical leader but both cared deeply about the common soldier in their armies. Both were better leaders than General Santa Anna. According to Smith, this Mexican national hero seems not to have understood either the Americans or his own people. He was a man of great plans and small executions.

Smith is unable to avoid the temptation to regularly mention junior officers in Mexico who became major figures in the Civil War. However, it is intriguing to discover that U.S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and other persons who would famously serve on opposite sides in the Civil War shared the dangers of battle as well as talks around campfires in Mexico. Of course, scholarship has progressed substantially since this book was published in 1919 but I think that there is still significant value in reading Smith’s history. His comments about the strengths and weaknesses of a volunteer army, the challenges of balancing security and justice during an occupation, the role of the media, and the difficulty of maintaining political support for a drawn out conflict seem at times to be a commentary on our recent experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe World War II was unique and we should turn to other conflicts - including the Mexican War - for insights into what is necessary to successfully wage war in a developing country. A publication issue: the two volumes of Smith’s War with Mexico by Macmillan are long out of print. The hardcover copy of Volume I that I purchased from Amazon was a Legacy Reprint Series book while BiblioLife reprinted Volume II. Both reprints were clear and easy to read.
Xellerlu
This book can be found for free on google. However, a hard copy would be nice and I am considering it. Not only did this book win the Pulitzer it is a really detailed and interesting book. It might be the best history book ever written as I have read a few and they don't compare to this.
Nagor
se trata de una obra indispensable para todo aquel que pretenda ser estudioso del conflicto México-estadounidense de 1846-1848, es elemental su lectura, para empezar a comprender la injusta guerra impuesta por el poderoso vecino del norte a su debil, desunido, con 25 años apenas como nacion independiente, desgarrado por las eternas luchas entre conservadores y liberales, atizadas por el satan J. Roberts Poinsett, quien como representante de su gobierno solo vino a sembrar discordia entre hermanos,vecino del sur, me parece que al fin a la vuelta del milenio, ya las verdaderas historias de los conflictos humanos se empiezan a relatar como fueron, asi tenemos como ejemplo "la caida" y que respecto a la guerra de 1846-48 se imprima toda la verdad, aunque esta resulte muy vergonzosa y embararazosa y todo lo que termine en osa para nuestros queridos primos del norte.
This is a primary resource for the war with Mexico. I am writing a novel based substantially on his historical details. Greatly impressed that he interviewed one of the Chapultepec cadets that fought in the battle; he visited the sites of the major battles. Extensive footnotes. He is referenced by many writers. General Taylor's movements covered in Vol. 1. General Scott's campaign covered in Vol. 2. These are collector's items if they can be found!
The War with Mexico: The Classic History of the Mexican-American War download epub
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Author: Justin Harvey Smith
ISBN: 1610010183
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Red and Black Publishers (March 16, 2011)
Pages: 468 pages