California Conquered - Neal HarlowUniversity of California Press, 1982, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a stain at the foot of the rear. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. War and Peace on the Pacific 1846-1850. From the cover: “The conquest of California by the United States was probably inevitable, given the unbridled energy of a young nation and the allure of an open continent stretching to the Pacific. A lust for land, a search for independence beyond the frontier, the promise of trade and profit, the vision of a nation from sea to sea — all stirred the spirits of countless Americans. Mexico’s hold on its northern province was, moreover, uncertain, and England could not be allowed to snatch it from her weakening grasp. The United States had to be first!”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 499
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