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Manifest destinies : America's westward expansion and the road to the Civil War / Steven E. Woodworth.

Author/Creator:
Woodworth, Steven E.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 412 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Manifest Destiny.
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
United States -- History -- 1815-1861.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
Contents:
The log cabin and hard cider campaign
Tyler, Clay, and the durability of the two-party system
Abolitionism
The Oregon Trail
The allure and the danger of California
The Mormons and their migration
Tyler and Texas
The election of 1844
Texas annexation
Armies along the Rio Grande
The Monterrey campaign
New Mexico, Chihuahua, and California
Buena Vista
Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, and the politics of expansion
To the gates of Mexico City
A conquered capital and a negotiated peace
The election of 1848
The California gold rush
California and the expansion of slavery
The struggle for compromise.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Burt fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9780307265241
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