U.S. History

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

Amy Greenberg

About the Program

Amy Greenberg, history and women's studies professor at Penn State University, recounts the Mexican-American War in 1846.  The author recounts President Polk's decision to go to war and the roles that then Congressman Abraham Lincoln and Henry Clay played in the national debate.  Amy Greenberg speaks at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

About the Authors

Amy Greenberg

Amy Greenberg is the author of Cause for Alarm: The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City.  She is a history and women's studies professor at Penn State University.


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

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  • Sunday, February 3rd at 5:30am (ET)
  • Monday, January 7th at 7am (ET)
  • Monday, December 31st at 8:30pm (ET)
  • Saturday, December 22nd at 12pm (ET)
  • Sunday, December 16th at 11pm (ET)
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