A wicked war: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico

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Our 1846 war with Mexico was a blatant land grab provoked by President James Polk. And while it secured the entire Southwest and California for America, it also exacerbated regional tensions over slavery, created the first significant antiwar movement in America, and helped lead the nation into civil war. A Wicked War is the definitive history of this conflict that turned America into a continental power. Amy Greenberg describes the battles between American and Mexican armies, but also delineates the political battles between Democrats and Whigs, the former led by the ruthless Polk, the latter by the charismatic Henry Clay, and a young representative from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln, who initially drew national attention as a critic of the war. Greenberg brilliantly recounts this key chapter in the creation of the United States, evoking time, place, event, and personality with equal parts authority and narrative flair.
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subject_facet Clay, Henry, -- 1777-1852, HISTORY / Military / United States, HISTORY / United States / 19th Century, HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (CO only), Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865, Mexican War, 1846-1848, Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Influence, Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Political aspects -- United States, Polk, James K. -- (James Knox), -- 1795-1849
title_display A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico
title_full A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico [electronic resource] / Amy S. Greenberg, A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico / Amy S. Greenberg
title_short A wicked war :
title_sub Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico
topic_facet Clay, Henry, Influence, Lincoln, Abraham, Mexican War, 1846-1848, Political aspects, Polk, James K