American History - Before 1865 Book Review by cee-cee

American History - Before 1865
A look at U.S history before 1865 through the review of David M. Pletcher's work, "The Diplomacy of Annexation: Texas, Oregon and the Mexican War".
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This paper reviews the book "The Diplomacy of Annexation: Texas, Oregon and the Mexican War" by David M. Pletcher and explains why the book is considered by many to be one of the most pivotal works on American history. The author discusses Pletcher's theses on the annexation of Texas, the Mexican war and also the acquisition of Oregon. The paper also comments on Pletcher's views on racism and slavery that was present in the later half of the 1800s as well as his validation of the U.S' expansion efforts with regards to the Manifest Destiny. In closing, the paper praises Pletcher's attempt of explaining the complicated history of the U.S and also successfully drawing parallels between the past and the present.

Territorial Expansion-Annexation of Texas
Takeover of Oregon
Southerners Seeking to Extend Slavery
Manifest Destiny

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