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

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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)
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title Manifest ambition James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War
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