Abraham Lincoln and Mexico: A History of Courage, Intrigue and Unlikely Friendships

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About the Book

This new book by a noted Ph.D. historian and professor is one of the best books available about relations between the United States and Mexico before, during, and after that war. It shines new light on reasons for the US invasion, and opposition by Abraham Lincoln and other politicians to the unjustified and unconstitutional decision by President Polk to unilaterally initiate the war. The book covers more than two decades of US history, from 1846 to the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, including Lincoln's involvement to free Mexico from French occupation by the Imperialist Army of Napoleon III. As such, this is a book which is long overdue and one that treats Lincoln as an international figure, not merely an American one.


Abraham Lincoln and Mexico - coverAbraham Lincoln and Mexico examines all aspects of this history based on actual documents in government, university, and private institutions in both the US and Mexico, including citations to these documents and the complete text for many of them in the Appendix. The well-researched content is enhanced by eBook programming that includes active hyperlinks to external reference sources, putting a library of archival material in the hands of readers. As such, this outstanding book is a welcome addition to continuing discussion about the roles of the United States and Mexico during two of the most controversial and complex periods in American history, and how decisions made then continue to permeate the daily lives of citizens and residents of both countries.

Publication of the eBook version in the spring of 2016 coincided with the 170th anniversary of the May 13 date the US Congress declared war on Mexico. Even before publication of the eBook, the overall project produced plans for a paperback edition for educators and students in Latin America, a separate USA paperback edition for educators and students, an audio book, and future Spanish-language editions. In addition, the project spawned a script for a play to be performed by high school students in Mexico marking the 150th anniversary of the year Mexico finally defeated the French forces of Emperor Napoleon.

About the Author

Abraham Lincoln and Mexico - authorMichael Hogan, Ph.D., is a historian and educator, and an author of twenty-four books. He is a member of the Association of American Historians, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Sociedad de Geografía y Estadísticas de Jalisco. In addition to his memberships in historian associations, he is also Emeritus Humanities Chair at the American School Foundation of Guadalajara, and a former professor of International Relations at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. More information can be found on his website: http://drmichaelhogan.com including contact information. In the past two years, he has won three IBPA BFDA awards: The 2016 silver award for a collection of inspirational speeches titled We Never Know How High We Are Till We Are Called to Rise; the 2015 gold award for the anthology titled Mexico: Sunlight & Shadows, for which he was a co-editor and a contributor; and the 2015 silver award for a book of his poignant poetry titled In the Time of the Jacarandas. Dr. Hogan's work has appeared in many journals such as the Paris Review, the Harvard Review, Z-Magazine, Political Affairs and the Monthly Review. He is the former director of Latin American initiatives for the College Board, and a special consultant to the U.S. Department of State's Office of Overseas Schools. Hogan has worked as an Humanities Department Head for fourteen years in American schools abroad and as a professor of international relations at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. He has given workshops and presentations at conferences in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. He currently lives in Guadalajara, Mexico with the textile artist Lucinda Mayo, and their dog, Molly Malone. 

His other work includes two collections of short stories, eight books of poetry, selected essays on teaching in Latin America, two novels, and the best-selling Irish Soldiers of Mexico, a history of the Irish battalion in Mexico which formed the basis for an MGM movie starring Tom Berenger. His latest non-fiction work, Savage Capitalism and the Myth of Democracy: Latin America in the Third Millennium, has been praised by Noam Chomsky who wrote: "These lucid and thoughtful essays provide a valuable picture of Latin America from a point of view that is perceptive, often controversial, but always instructive." His newest novel, A Death in Newport, has delighted readers of international intrigue and police fiction. In 2012, Hogan's Winter Solstice: Selected Poems 1975-2012 was published with a revealing introduction by Sam Hamill. This long-awaited collection included poems from the Paris Review, New Letters and the American Poetry Review as well as selections from out-of print-chapbooks. Also in 2012, his memoir, Newport: A Writer's Beginnings was released. Here the reader observes Hogan's early influences as well as his youthful encounters with Eisenhower at the Summer White House in Newport, and JFK at Boston College.