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A House Divided
Michael Hogan
Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

Daniel Weinberg interviews Michael Hogan about his new book, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico. 

Covering the years 1846 to the end of the Civil War, this book uses original documents from government, university, and private institutions in both the US and Mexico to closely examine these pivotal years in the relationship between Mexico and America.

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Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

Abraham Lincoln and Mexico:
A History of Courage, Intrigue and an Unlikely Friendship
by Michael Hogan
Air Date/Time October 27, 5pm (CST)
1st ed., 362p, paperback

This book by a noted Ph.D. historian is one of the best books available about historical relations between the United States and Mexico.

It shines new light on reasons for the US invasion of Mexico in 1846, opposition by Abraham Lincoln and other politicians to the unjustified and unconstitutional decision by President Polk to go to war, the importance of the ensuing war against Mexico, the resulting territorial seizures by the United States, the impact both nationally and internationally to both countries, the troubling legacy even today, and the result of silences that have been pervasive over the years regarding this conflict.

It examines all aspects of this...

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