A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent

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This was a time of tremendous clashing forces. President James Polk's territorial push placed slavery at the center of American politics and unleashed a struggle between slave-owning Southerners and abolitionist Northerners that lead inexorably to the Civil War. Historian Robert W. Merry tells the story through towering figures - the outgoing President John Tyler and Pol's great mentor, Andrew Jackson; Henry Clay; generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott; future president and Polk's secretary of state James Buchanan; Senate giants Thomas Hart Benton, Lewis Cass, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun. Illus., b&w photographs. 592p.

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