OSHR 1179 - The Mexican-American War: A Conflict That Tore Apart Two Nations

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

One of the least remembered and understood wars of the United States is the one fought with Mexico from 1846 to 1848. Yet, the Mexican-American War not only changed the direction of our history, it continues to reverberate today in our relations with our southern neighbor, often not for the better. This course will examine the backgrounds and causes of this war as well as examining the short-term and long-term effects of the war.

Reading: Greenberg, Amy S., A Wicked War, 2012, Vintage Books, ISBN: 9781841767369

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Instructors

David McKibbin

David McKibbin is a retired professor of history, with a Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo. He taught history for 15 years at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

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