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The Resource To the halls of the Montezumas : the Mexican War in the American imagination, Robert W. Johannsen

To the halls of the Montezumas : the Mexican War in the American imagination, Robert W. Johannsen

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To the halls of the Montezumas : the Mexican War in the American imagination
Title
To the halls of the Montezumas
Title remainder
the Mexican War in the American imagination
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Johannsen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Our country has entered on a new epoch of its history," wrote a Whig Party journal in 1849, just after America's triumph in the Mexican War. Indeed, for that romantic generation of Americans in the mid-nineteenth century, the Mexican War was a grand exercise in self-identity: it legitimized the young republic's convictions of mission and destiny to a doubting world. It was easily one of the most popular wars the United States has ever fought. This rich cultural history examines the war's place in the popular imagination of the era. As Robert Johannsen notes, the Mexican War was the first American conflict to be widely reported in the press, as well as the first to be waged against an alien foe in a distant, strange, and exotic land. For mid-century Americans, Johannsen shows, the war provided a window onto the outside world, promoting an awareness--if not an understanding--of a people and a land unlike any they had known before. The war helped to dispel some of the mystery of Mexico, as it generated a huge flood of popular literature, poetry, songs, art, and stage plays. Would-be historians began chronicling the war almost as soon as the first shots were fired, and the war provoked myriad questions about the true nature and purposes of the republic. Drawing on military and travel accounts, newspaper dispatches, and a host of other sources, Johannsen vividly recreates the mood and feeling of the period--its unbounded optimism and patriotic pride. The book's unique perspective not only adds a new dimension to our understanding of the Mexican War; it offers new insights into American itself.--Publisher description
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DLC
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1925-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johannsen, Robert W.
Dewey number
973.6/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E404
LC item number
.J64 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
Label
To the halls of the Montezumas : the Mexican War in the American imagination, Robert W. Johannsen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 313-352
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Poetry and the Popular Arts
  • The Historians' War
  • The War and the Republic
  • Epilogue: A New Epoch in American History
  • Prologue: Washington, July 4, 1848
  • America's First Foreign War
  • A Dare-Devil War Spirit
  • The True Spirit of Patriot Virtue
  • Visions of Romance and Chivalry
  • A New Stock of Heroes
  • Travelers in a Foreign Land
  • A War-Literature
Control code
11211306
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 363 pages
Isbn
9780195035186
Lccn
84020696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)708208
Label
To the halls of the Montezumas : the Mexican War in the American imagination, Robert W. Johannsen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 313-352
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Poetry and the Popular Arts
  • The Historians' War
  • The War and the Republic
  • Epilogue: A New Epoch in American History
  • Prologue: Washington, July 4, 1848
  • America's First Foreign War
  • A Dare-Devil War Spirit
  • The True Spirit of Patriot Virtue
  • Visions of Romance and Chivalry
  • A New Stock of Heroes
  • Travelers in a Foreign Land
  • A War-Literature
Control code
11211306
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 363 pages
Isbn
9780195035186
Lccn
84020696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)708208

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