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A Short, Offhand, Killing Affair: Soldiers and Social Conflict During the Mexican-American War

by Foos, Paul
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Retail Price: $49.95
Issue: Spring 2003
ISBN: 0807827312

Paul Foos constructs a provocative study of the social, economic, and political motivations behind the Mexican-American War. He concludes that the war set the United States off in an imperial direction, one rife with inequities, hypocrisies, and conflict.

review of A Short, Offhand, Killing Affair: Soldiers and Social Conflict During the Mexican-American War, by Foos, Paul, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2003).