James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse

Pearson Longman, 2006 - 242페이지
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This biography explores the controversies, triumphs, and failures of the presidency of James K. Polk. Sam W. Haynes places Polk's expansionist agenda in both political and social contexts and examines the nature and origins of the expansionist impulse.

Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the Library of American Biography series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American History and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times. This text incorporates the latest scholarship and draws upon the longer, far more extensive studies of Polk's life and times, but makes the story accessible to students in both survey and upper division courses in American history.

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Sam W. Haynes is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he teaches courses in Texas history and early nineteenth century U.S. history. He received his BA from Columbia University and his PhD from the University of Houston. He is the author of Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions (1990) and James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse (1996). He has edited several books, including Thomas Jefferson Green's Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier (1992) and, with Christopher Morris, Manifest Destiny and Empire: Essays in American Antebellum Expansionism (1997). He also served an associate editor of the reference work The United States and Mexico at War: Nineteenth Century Expansion and Conflict (1998). He has won several research fellowships, as well as a Dobie-Paisano Writers' Fellowship sponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters. He is currently working on a study of American attitudes toward Great Britain during the Jacksonian period.

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