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Crisis in the Southwest : the United States, Mexico, and the struggle over Texas / Richard Bruce Winders.

By: Winders, Richard Bruce, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American crisis series: no. 6.Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : SR Books, 2002Description: xxx, 172 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0842028005 (alk. paper); 9780842028004 (alk. paper); 0842028013 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780842028011 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Texas -- History -- To 1846 | Texas -- History -- 1846-1950 | United States -- Relations -- Mexico | Mexico -- Relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1815-1861 | United States -- Boundaries -- Mexico | Mexico -- Boundaries -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Crisis in the Southwest.; Online version:: Crisis in the Southwest.DDC classification: 976.4/03
Contents:
Chapter one: Setting the stage for crisis: colonization and revolution -- Chapter two: Prelude: Texas and Mexico at odds -- Chapter three: Act one: annexation and the coming of war -- Chapter four: Act two: to the halls of the Montezumas -- Chapter five: Act three: conquering a peace -- Chapter six: Encore: setting the stage for crisis.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chapter one: Setting the stage for crisis: colonization and revolution -- Chapter two: Prelude: Texas and Mexico at odds -- Chapter three: Act one: annexation and the coming of war -- Chapter four: Act two: to the halls of the Montezumas -- Chapter five: Act three: conquering a peace -- Chapter six: Encore: setting the stage for crisis.

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This concise, crisply written historical survey of the Mexican War has a special emphasis on the role Texas played as a motivation for that conflict, and provides a solid narrative overview of the military aspects of the war written from the US viewpoint. As such, it constitutes the best one-volume short synthesis of the Mexican War available to students who wish to know about that military struggle. It is well written, provides balanced coverage, and offers an admirable context for understanding this chapter of American history. Indeed, this volume is especially written as part of a monographic series that seeks to provide readable, relatively short, single-volume studies for use as collateral titles in advanced high school and college-level history classes. It therefore provides a special biographical section that introduces all of the major historical figures that appear in the narrative, while offering a selected bibliography of additional readings. Although the book thus offers no new interpretations of its topic, it does provide readers with a reliable and timely synthesis of scholarly interpretations as held by historians in the US. General and undergraduate collections. L. T. Cummins Austin College

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Richard Bruce Winders is a historian and curator at the Alamo.

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