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Short, Offhand, Killing Affair
by Paul Foos
The Mexican-American War (1846-48) found Americans on new terrain. A republic founded on the principle of armed defense of freedom was now going to war on behalf of Manifest Destiny, seeking to conquer an unfamiliar nation and people. Through an examination of rank-and-file soldiers, Paul Foos sheds new light on the war and its effect on attitudes toward other races and na ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 7th 2002 by University of North Carolina Press
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