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Mexican-American War

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  • Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne

    Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne
    The day after Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's victory at Cedar Mountain, he stepped out of his tent and saw a Union prisoner of war trying to pluck hairs from the general's horse, Little Sorrel.
  • 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...

    San Rafael Arcángel, a hospital, was among the last missions built

    San Rafael Arcángel, a hospital, was among the last missions built
    San Rafael Arcángel, 20th mission, 1817 San Rafael, designed to be a hospital, was among the last missions built and the first to close. The idea was to serve ailing neophytes (as the padres called baptized converts and laborers) from San Francisco....

    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....

    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...