Book Discussion on Invading Mexico

Joseph Wheelan explores the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. The author chronicles President James Polk’s desire to acquire… read more

Joseph Wheelan explores the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. The author chronicles President James Polk’s desire to acquire California via war and the popular dissent that followed the start of the war by the likes of John Quincy Adams, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The United States declared war on Mexico on May 13, 1846. What became known as “Mr. Polk’s War” resulted in more than 500,000 square miles of new U.S. territory. Mr. Wheelan responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Invading Mexico

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Jun 25, 2007
Last Aired:
May 13, 2012

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  • Jun 25, 2007 | 3:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 01, 2007 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 2007 | 4:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 18, 2007 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 13, 2012 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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