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Table of Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter One Jacksonian America and the Coming of the Mexican War Chapter Two "State Feuds and Factious Jealousy" Chapter Three "All Whigs and violent partisans" Chapter Four "A Number of Worthless of Men" Chapter Five "I was once viceroy" Chapter Six Serving "the Great Body of the People" Chapter Seven The Mexican War in the American Civil-Military Tradition Appendix Bibliography Index
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Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 -- Political and social views.
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 -- Military leadership.
Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Influence.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1849.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Causes.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Social aspects.
United States. Army -- History -- Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.