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Mexican-American War

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  • A well-pronounced link between Catonsville and Howard County [History Matters]

    50 Years Ago Wanted: Links to the past In an article about a committee soliciting historical information and material, readers are reminded of the link between Catonsville and the Howard County area. Catonsville came to life because of Charles...
  • Caton connection delivers at Walters

    Caton connection delivers at Walters
    A neglected 19th-century Baltimore artist gets some 21st-century recognition in an exhibit at the Walters Art Museum. "New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville" includes all 16 of his surviving paintings, some of his drawings and...
  • Havre de Grace mayor: "These casualties have faces"

    Havre de Grace mayor: "These casualties have faces"
    "Today is a somber day of reflection," reminded Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty on Monday morning, standing before a crowd assembled at Millard Tydings Memorial Park for the city's annual Memorial Day observance. Dougherty and city other officials...
  • Making wagonloads of money in pre-Civil War Independence

    "Merchants of Independence: International Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1827-1860" by William Patrick O'Brien; Truman State University Press (224 pages, $34.95) Out in Independence, Missouri, the ornamental wagon wheel can still be seen in a few front...
  • From the sea, a refreshed perspective on the California coast

    From the sea, a refreshed perspective on the California coast
    Admit it, California is a tourist's wonderland. Nearly every city up and down the coast is worth a visit. You may think you've seen all they have to offer, but these seaside cities have surprises in store, provided you approach properly from the water....
  • Why are Americans so easily taken to war?

    To the editor: Professor Joseph J. Ellis' essay should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ("The American way of war: It may surprise you," Op-Ed, July 1) When any politician is eager to go to war, watch out. Any objective reading of U.S. history...
  • Illinois museum stands its ground over Gen. Santa Anna's leg

    Illinois museum stands its ground over Gen. Santa Anna's leg
    Illinois museum officials say their Lone Star State counterparts have no leg to stand on as they seek a prosthesis from Springfield. The curator of the Illinois State Military Museum plans to keep Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's wooden leg...
  • Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers

    Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers
    For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills. Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...
  • PBS' 'Latino Americans' aims to expand on a complex U.S. history

    PBS' 'Latino Americans' aims to expand on a complex U.S. history
    When Jeff Bieber was growing up as "a Jewish kid from Queens," his awareness of Mexican American border culture largely consisted of owning a Davy Crockett coonskin cap. "I suppose you knew about the Alamo, but the word 'Tejano,' I had no clue," says...
  • PBS’ ambitious “Latino Americans” chronicles 500 years of history

     
    In the past few years, in the wake of the Latino impact on the 2012 presidential election, and with heated immigration discussions, the effect of the Latino population on America has been put more toward the forefront of people’s consciousness....
  • Review: On the front lines with 'War/Photography' at the Annenberg

    Review: On the front lines with 'War/Photography' at the Annenberg
    Including the American Revolution, the United States has participated in 12 major wars since the republic was founded. All but two were photographed. (The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 was the first to be documented with cameras, but just a few pictures...
  • Letters from a son: What Allentown's William Reichard saw at Antietam

    He had never been in the smoky, confusing haze of gunfire. Never watched helplessly as strong young men fell dead in front of him. Until the Battle of Antietam, William Reichard didn't know war. Reichard, barely 20, left Allentown in the summer of...