Tag Archives: Mexico

My Favorite Historical Person: William Seward

A postscript to the series! I taught U.S. Foreign Policy in the spring semester, so I spent a bit of time with Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William H. Seward. A strident abolitionist, Seward lost the nomination to Lincoln in 1860 … Continue reading

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Mexican-American War 170th: Mexico In The Years Leading Up To The Mexican War (Part 1)

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Ben Allen The origins of the Mexican War go way, way back—farther than most Anglo historians have allowed. Such an expansive timeframe is the best way to understand the political machinations … Continue reading

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The Union Blockade and Mexico—Part 1

We are excited to welcome guest author Caroline Davis. Caroline is a graduate of Ball State University with a BA in History and minors in Political Science and Philosophy. She currently is finishing her second internship at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania … Continue reading

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