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SBTHP presents A Wicked War Lecture by Author-Historian Amy Greenberg

 

July 30, 2013

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is proud to present A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico, a lecture by Author-Historian Amy Greenberg, Ph.D. on August 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Presidio Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (123 East Canon Perdidio Street).

 

Penn State University Professor Amy Greenberg provides skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship as she brings the U.S.-Mexican War to life with memorable characters, plotlines, and legacies. This war featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation and paved the way for the Civil War a generation later.

 

In her recent book, A Wicked War, Dr. Amy Greenberg offers a view into the world that the war made, a war that brought the United States more than one-third of its territory, a new border and a Mexican American population that wouldcome to demand equal rights. It was a defining moment in America's past, and she reminds us of this with her gripping account.

 

The United States’ conquest of Mexican California began in May 1846 with the annexation of Texas, and proceeded to Santa Barbara in August 1848 when the U.S. Army raised the American Flag at the Presidio and over Santa Barbara for the first time. Significantly, Dr. Greenberg’s lecture on the topic of the war will be held in the Chapel of the Santa Barbara Presidio

 

Amy S. Greenberg is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University. She is a leading scholar of Manifest Destiny and has held fellowships from the Huntington Library, the New-York Historical Society, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society. Her previous books include Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire and Cause for Alarm: The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City. She is a native of Santa Barbara and a graduate of Santa Barbara High School, 1986. Co-sponsored by the UCSB History Associates.

 

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A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

Lecture by Author-Historian Amy Greenberg, Ph.D.

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Presidio Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park

123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free for SBTHP Members, $10 Non-Members, $5 Students

For more information  call (805) 965-0093

 

Short Description: Author-Historian Amy Greenberg, Ph.D. provides skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship as she brings the U.S.-Mexican War to life with memorable characters, plotlines, and legacies. #### 

 

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