History Nugget #9: March 2019

“The omission of such events as the Mexican War from the American consciousness does history injustice.”

“The cost in American lives was staggering. Of the 104,556 men who served in the army, both regulars and volunteers, 13,768 men died, the highest death rate of any war in our history. The period between 1844 and 1848 was a significant time, not something to be regulated to the attic of memory.”

Eisenhower, John S.D. So Far From God: The U.S. War With Mexico 1846- 1848. (New York: Random House, 1989). p. xviii

  3 comments for “History Nugget #9: March 2019

  1. March 8, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Reblogged this on The way I see things ….

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  2. March 11, 2019 at 8:59 am

    That’s not the only war American historians have omitted … there was the Philippine-American war in 1898 that lasted 3 years and cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. The Philippines was the only colony the US ever had.. from1898 to July 4, 1946. This little bit of colonial history is never mentioned in American history textbooks, except in passing,( about 2 paragraphs ).

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  3. March 29, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    True.

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