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James Knox Polk and the War with Mexico

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Daniel Walker Howe
October 16, 2013
3:30PM - 5:00PM (EDT)

Daniel Walker Howe
Daniel Walker Howe

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 BooksNewsweekThe Wall Street JournalPlayboy, and Smithsonian Magazine, and was historical advisor to the TV series America: The Story of Us, which ran on the History Channel.

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Historical Presidency: Organized by U.Va. historians Melvyn Leffler and William Hitchcock, the 2015 Historical Presidency series will examine executive leadership during a century of war, economic crisis, and American global expansion. Learn more in the Historical Presidency brochure (PDF).

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