California Conquered: The Annexation of a Mexican Province, 1846-1850

California Conquered The Annexation of a Mexican Province This book began as a venture to collect official and unofficial documents relating to the interval of American military rule There proved to be thousands the writings of Presidents executive officer

  • Title: California Conquered: The Annexation of a Mexican Province, 1846-1850
  • Author: Neal Harlow
  • ISBN: 9780520066052
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book began as a venture to collect official and unofficial documents relating to the interval of American military rule There proved to be thousands, the writings of Presidents, executive officers, and congressmen, naval and military personnel, governors, settlers, and citizens routine, familiar, wheedling, seductive, blustering, commanding As the quantity grew, theThis book began as a venture to collect official and unofficial documents relating to the interval of American military rule There proved to be thousands, the writings of Presidents, executive officers, and congressmen, naval and military personnel, governors, settlers, and citizens routine, familiar, wheedling, seductive, blustering, commanding As the quantity grew, they seemed eager to be heard But the documents exhibit the traits of their makers Containing neither the whole truth nor nothing but the truth, they offer many sided versions of what people believed or wanted others to accept they must be taken with a grain of salt Long, sometimes garbled, and always incomplete, the record requires assessment, a referee to appraise the evidence and form his own imperfect conclusions And any curious or dissenting reader may, by consulting the numerous cited sources, make his own interpretations References, whenever possible, have been made to materials in some printed form, leading an inquirer to a vast array of historical evidence Everything herein happened, or so the record tells, and if an assumption has been made, it is that men, issues, and events can be interesting in their own right, without exaggeration To exaggerate, a knowing urban child recently observed, means you put in something to make it exciting Los Angeles Times, Dec 10, 1978.

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