A Glorious Defeat
Mexico and Its War with the United States
By (author) Timothy J. Henderson
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Glorious Defeat by Timothy J. Henderson
Book DescriptionThe war that was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 was a major event in the history of both countries: it cost Mexico half of its national territory, opened western North America to U.S. expansion, and brought to the surface a host of tensions that led to devastating civil wars in both countries. Among generations of Latin Americans, it helped to cement the image of the United States as an arrogant, aggressive, and imperialist nation, poisoning relations between a young America and its southern neighbours.In contrast to many current books, which treat the war as a fundamentally American experience, Timothy J. Henderson offers a fresh perspective by looking closely at the Mexican side of the equation. He examines the tremendous inequalities of Mexican society and provides a greater understanding of the intense factionalism and political paralysis leading up to and through the war. Also touching on a range of topics from culture and ethnicity to religion and geography, this comprehensive yet concise narrative humanizes the conflict and serves as the perfect introduction for new readers of Mexican history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780809049677
(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Timothy J. Henderson
Beyond Borders, Hardback (February 2011)
Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States details the origins and evolution of the movement of people from Mexico into the United States from the first significant flow across the border at the turn of the twentieth century up to the present day.
Mexican Wars for Independence, Paperback (June 2010)
Mexico's struggle for independence was as much a series of civil wars and failed social revolutions as it was a war to separate Mexico from Spain. This book presents an account of the era, and shows why the revolution failed to bring about meaningful and sorely needed reform.
Mexico Reader, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by Timothy J. Henderson
An interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary resources never before published in English.
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Author Biography - Timothy J. Henderson
Tim Henderson is an associate professor of history at Auburn University, Montgomery, and the author of several books on Mexican history, including the soon-to-be-published "The Mexican Wars for Independence."
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