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The Resource Manifest ambition : James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War, John C. Pinheiro

Manifest ambition : James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War, John C. Pinheiro

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Manifest ambition : James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War
Title
Manifest ambition
Title remainder
James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War
Statement of responsibility
John C. Pinheiro
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Summary
Pinheiro (history, Aquinas College) considers the civil-military clashes during the Mexican War in terms of Jacksonian politics and doctrines, American beliefs about how to preserve liberty, and the American citizen-soldier tradition. He examines the roles of James K. Polk, Henry Clay, Gideon J. Pillow, Zachary Taylor, Winfield Scott, and John C. Frémont. He argues that Jacksonian attitudes, partisan politics, Americans' traditional aversion to professional armies, atrocities committed against Mexicans, and the requirements of conquest and occupation posed a significant risk to US military victory and the administration's objectives. He presents an overview of the 1820s-1840s and events of the war, and discusses the following themes: war preparations, the political and military effect of Jacksonian doctrines, discontent in the military, governments in areas of occupation, Polk's leadership style and personality, and the war in the context of American civil-military relations since the War of 1812. Several documents are appended, such as letters, proclamations, and Polk's inaugural address. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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261288
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.6/1092
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
In war and in peace,
Target audience
adult
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James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War
Label
Manifest ambition : James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War, John C. Pinheiro
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006038814.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 228 pages
Isbn
9780275984090
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006038814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map, portraits
System control number
  • ocm77476295
  • OCoLC
Label
Manifest ambition : James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War, John C. Pinheiro
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006038814.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 228 pages
Isbn
9780275984090
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006038814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map, portraits
System control number
  • ocm77476295
  • OCoLC

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