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Christopher Menking is a Professor of History at Tarrant County College. His research focuses on the United States-Mexico War and the Texas-Mexico Borderlands. The current focus of his research is the influence of the US Army Quartermaster Department on South Texas. The research conducted at the Amon Carter contributed to a manuscript on the above topic and informs the following post.

Re: Hudson on Belohlavek, 'Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies: Women and the Mexican-American War'

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 hi

Correspondence of James K. Polk Volume 13 Published

The James K. Polk Project, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is delighted to announce the publication of Volume 13 of the Correspondence of James K. Polk. This penultimate volume in the series, covering August 1847 to March 1848, sheds new light on the end of the Mexican-American War and the origin of the current U.S.-Mexico border.

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