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A Guide to the Mexican War (Library of Congress)

A Guide to the Mexican War (Library of Congress) – http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/mexicanwar/

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What questions did then Representative Lincoln have about the official story of the start of the Mexican War?
  • When was Mexico City seized?
  • Where can I find a map of Mexico City showing the attack?


From the website:

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the Mexican War (1846-1848), including manuscripts, maps, broadsides, pictures, sheet music, books, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the Mexican War that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the Mexican War and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.


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