The Mexican-American War and the Media, 1845-1848

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Mexican War

Bauer, Karl J. Surfboats and Horse Marines: U.S. Naval Operations in the Mexican War, 1846-48. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1969. 291 pp.

-----. The Mexican War, 1846-1848. New York: Macmillan, 1974. 454 pp.

Conner, Philip S. The Home Squadron Under Commodore Conner in the War With Mexico. Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1896. 83 pp.

Craven, Tunis A. M. A Naval Campaign in the Californias, 1846-1849: The Journal of Lieutenant Tunis Augustus Macdonough Craven, U.S.N., United States Sloop of War, Dale. Edited by John H. Kemble. San Francisco: Book Club of Calif., 1973. 124 pp.

Duvall, Marius. A Navy Surgeon in California, 1846-1847: The Journal of Marius Duvall. Edited by Fred B. Duvall. John Howell Series on the U.S. Navy in Old California. San Francisco: John Howell, 1957. 114 pp.

Harlow, Neal. California Conquered: War and Peace on the Pacific, 1846-1850. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1982. 499 pp.

Henry, Robert S. The Story of the Mexican War. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1950. 424 pp. (Reprinted 1960 by Ungar).

Knox, Dudley W. Naval Sketches of the War in California. New York: Random House, 1939. 39 pp.

Colored reproductions of twenty-seven contemporary watercolor sketches by Gunner Wm. H. Meyers, USN, in USS Dale; descriptive text by Commodore Knox.
McClellan, Edwin N. "Conquest of California." Marine Corps Gazette 8 (1923): 177-211.

Meissner, Mme. Sophie (Radford) de. Old Naval Days: Sketches From the Life of Rear Admiral William Radford, USN. New York: Holt, 1920. 389 pp.

Scheina, Robert L. "The Forgotten Fleet: The Mexican Navy on the Eve of War, 1845." American Neptune 30 (January 1970): 46-55.

Schroeder, John H. Shaping a Maritime Empire: The Commercial and Diplomatic Role of the American Navy, 1829-1861. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1985. 229 pp.

Semmes, Raphael. Service Afloat and Ashore During the Mexican War. Cincinnati: W. H. Moore, 1851. 480 pp.

Smith, Justin H. The War With Mexico. New York: Macmillan, 1919. 2 vols. (Reprinted 1963 by Peter Smith).

U.S. Congress. House. Mexican War Correspondence. 30th Cong., 1st sess., House Exec. Doc. No. 60. Washington: Wendell & Van Benthuysen, 1848. 1277 pp.

-----. Reports and Despatches Exhibiting the Operations of U.S. Naval Forces During the War With Mexico. 30th Cong., 2d sess., House Exec. Doc. No. 1, 1006-1237. Washington: Wendel & Van Benthuysen, 1848.

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