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Johannsen, Robert Walter 1925-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 206 publications in 1 language and 12,990 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Sources  Biography  Personal narratives  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Editor, Compiler
Classifications: E415.9.D73, 973.62
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Most widely held works by Robert Walter Johannsen
To the halls of the Montezumas : the Mexican War in the American imagination by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
20 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Our country has entered on a new epoch of its history," wrote a Whig Party journal in 1849, just after America's triumph in the Mexican War. Indeed, for that romantic generation of Americans in the mid-nineteenth century, the Mexican War was a grand exercise in self-identity: it legitimized the young republic's convictions of mission and destiny to a doubting world. It was easily one of the most popular wars the United States has ever fought. This rich cultural history examines the war's place in the popular imagination of the era. As Robert Johannsen notes, the Mexican War was the first American conflict to be widely reported in the press, as well as the first to be waged against an alien foe in a distant, strange, and exotic land. For mid-century Americans, Johannsen shows, the war provided a window onto the outside world, promoting an awareness--if not an understanding--of a people and a land unlike any they had known before. The war helped to dispel some of the mystery of Mexico, as it generated a huge flood of popular literature, poetry, songs, art, and stage plays. Would-be historians began chronicling the war almost as soon as the first shots were fired, and the war provoked myriad questions about the true nature and purposes of the republic. Drawing on military and travel accounts, newspaper dispatches, and a host of other sources, Johannsen vividly recreates the mood and feeling of the period--its unbounded optimism and patriotic pride. The book's unique perspective not only adds a new dimension to our understanding of the Mexican War; it offers new insights into American itself.--Publisher description
Stephen A. Douglas by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
13 editions published between 1908 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manifest destiny and empire American antebellum expansionism ( )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
21 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and American politician Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813-1861) debated seven times during the 1858 campaign for a senate seat from Illinois. Lincoln lost the 1858 election, but defeated Douglas in the 1860 campaign for the presidency. The site features a list of the locations of the debates
Letters by Stephen A Douglas ( Book )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontier politics on the eve of the Civil War by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy on trial, 1845-1877 by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln, the South, and slavery : the political dimension by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Union in crisis, 1850-1877 by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Frontier, the Union, and Stephen A. Douglas by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the name of the people; speeches and writings of Lincoln and Douglas in the Ohio campaign of 1859 by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstruction, 1865-1877 by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. This critically-acclaimed documentary series explores the events surrounding the conflict between two neighboring nations struggling for land, power and identity
The "Wicked Rebellion" and the Republic Henry Tuckerman's civil war by Robert Walter Johannsen ( )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics and culture of the Civil War era : essays in honor of Robert W. Johannsen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln and the South in 1860 by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The letters of Stephen A. Douglas by Stephen A Douglas ( Book )
4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
U.S. Mexican War, 1846-1848 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This two-part documentary tells the story of the U.S. Mexican War in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. In this first segment Mexico is suffering the aftermath of its 1820s war for independence from Spain while to the north the U.S. is expanding its territory. Tensions mount when Texas breaks free from Mexico in 1836 and is later annexed by the U.S. In 1846, U.S. and Mexican troops clash over a border dispute in Texas and war explodes. President Polk orders the U.S. Army and Navy to conquer the Mexican territories of New Mexico and California. When Mexico refuses to surrender, Polk turns his attention to Mexico City
Robert Bingham Downs, 1903-1991 : in remembrance ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new era for the United States : Americans and the war with Mexico by Robert Walter Johannsen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Johannsen, Robert W.
Johannsen, Robert W. 1925-
Johannsen, Robert W. (Robert Walter), 1925-
Johannsen, Robert W. (Robert Walter), 1925-2011
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English (139)
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