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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_facetClay, Henry, -- 1777-1852
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_displayA wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico
title_fullA Wicked War Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico / Amy S. Greenberg
title_shortA wicked war
title_subPolk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico
topic_facetClay, Henry
Lincoln, Abraham
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Political aspects
Polk, James K