Without discussing any pertinent literature, the reviewer makes the arresting assertion that "the Mexican-American War as a field of study has suffered from a lack of attention by historians." Christopher Conway's exhaustive Oxford bibliography (2018) on the subject paints a very different picture. The field has experienced an efflorescence of books, articles, and even PBS documentaries, many of them shifting focus to the Mexican experience in the conflict. Once historians escaped their monolingual prison and began working archives in Mexico, Spain, and elsewhere, the conflict took on vast new dimensions. Studies like Belohlavek's fit into this broadening landscape of research.
Peter Knupfer, Michigan State University