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Author Pinheiro, John C.

Title Manifest ambition : James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War / John C. Pinheiro.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007.

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 UniM Bail  973.61092 POLK/ PINH    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 228 pages : map, portraits ; 25 cm.
Series In war and in peace, 1556-8504.
In war and in peace.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-222) and index.
Contents 1. Jacksonian America and the coming of the Mexican War -- 2. "State feuds and factious jealousy" -- 3. "All whigs and violent partisans" -- 4. "A number of worthless men" -- 5. "I was once viceroy" -- 6. Serving "the great body of the people" -- 7. The Mexican War in the American civil-military tradition -- Documents -- Inaugural address, 4 March 1845 / James K. Polk -- Message to Congress, 11 May 1846 / James K. Polk -- "Gaines letter," : Zachary Taylor to Edmund P. Gaines, 9 November 1846 -- William L. Marcy to Zachary Taylor, 27 January 1847 -- Zachary Taylor to William L. Marcy, 3 March 1847 -- "Leonidas letter," 16 September 1847 -- "Vindication of the president" speech, 25 January 1847 / Thomas Hart Benton -- "Proclamation to the good people of Mexico," 11 April 1847 / Winfield Scott -- "Proclamation to the good people of Mexico," 11 May 1847 / Winfield Scott -- "Proclamation to the citizens of New Mexico, by Colonel Kearny, commanding the United States forces," 31 July 1846 / Stephen W. Kearny -- "Proclamation to the inhabitants of New Mexico by Brigadier General S. W. Kearny, commanding the troops of the United States in the same," 22 August 1846 / Stephen W. Kearny -- "Proclamation to the inhabitants of California," 7 July 1846 / John D. Sloat -- "Proclamation to the people of California," 17 August 1846 / Robert F. Stockton -- "Proclamation to the people of California," undated / Robert F. Stockton -- Robert F. Stockton to George Bancroft, 28 August 1846 -- Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 15 February 1848.
Summary "This is not another chronological retelling of the Mexican War. Instead, it examines civil-military clashes during the war in light. of Jacksonian politics and the American citizen-soldier tradition, looking both at events that shed light on civilian authority over the military and at the far reaching impact of political ambition during this period (specifically, presidential power and the quest for the presidency)."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 -- Political and social views.
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 -- Military leadership.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Influence.
United States. Army -- History -- Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Causes.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Social aspects.
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1849.
ISBN 0275984095 (alk. paper)
9780275984090 (alk. paper)