Product DescriptionThe U.S. war with Mexico was a pivotal event in American history, precedent is crucial in times of war and served as a precursor to the impending civil war. With an introduction by powerful and rich collection of documents, Ernesto Ch ‡ Time makes a convincing case that in an expansionist war, the US-Mexico conflict sets a new standard for the acquisition of foreign territory through war. Equally important, the race war to the enemy, and in so doing, highlighted the nature of whiteness and white male citizenship in the U.S., especially in relation to the conquered Mexicans, Indians, slaves and even women. The war, along with the ongoing westward expansion, increasing public debate in the North and South over slavery a. . . Read more>>

The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents