By Paul Foos
Drawing on wartime diaries and letters no longer formerly tested by means of students, Foos exhibits that the adventure of infantrymen within the struggle differed substantially from the confident, patriotic snapshot trumpeted by way of political and army leaders looking recruits for a volunteer military. Promised entry to land, financial chance, and political equality, the enlistees as an alternative chanced on themselves subjected to strangely harsh self-discipline and harrowing conflict stipulations. for this reason, a few infantrymen tailored the rhetoric of take place future to their very own reasons, taking for themselves what have been promised, usually by way of looting the Mexican geographical region or committing racial and sexual atrocities. Others abandoned the military to struggle for the enemy or search employment within the West. those acts, Foos argues, besides the government's tacit attractiveness of them, translated right into a extra violent, destructive number of show up Destiny.
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A Short, Offhand, Killing Affair: Soldiers and Social Conflict during the Mexican-American War by Paul Foos