James Knox Polk and the War with Mexico
Daniel Walker Howe
October 16, 2013
3:30PM - 5:00PM (EDT)
DANIEL WALKER HOWE is Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford University and Professor of History Emeritus at UCLA. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his bookWhat Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. Besides many other books and scholarly articles, he has published in The New York Review of Books, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, and Smithsonian Magazine, and was historical advisor to the TV series America: The Story of Us, which ran on the History Channel.
The Historical Presidency Series: Organized by Gary W. Gallagher, renowned U.Va. history professor and Miller Center senior faculty associate, the inaugural 2013-2014 Historical Presidency series will examine executive leadership during a particularly calamitous period in our nation’s history.