A book written and edited by Associate Professor Takashi Ushijima of the Faculty of Foreign Studies' Department of Hispanic Studies has been recently published.
Title:“What caused the Mexican-American War: American expansionism and politically divided Mexico”
Date:April 11th, 2022
Format:365 pages / A5 size
Price：4,200 yen ＋（tax）
The truth behind the war that determined the future of the U.S. and Mexico.
What started the Mexican-American War that became a historic turning point for Mexico and the US? Mexican policy makers and military personnel plunged the country into war even though they knew so well that if they fight, they lose. What did they mean by upholding their honor as their reason to go to war? The book reexamines theories on the causes of the war by thoroughly analyzing the decisions made on the night before the outbreak of war.