Mexican American War
Treason, the Death Penalty, and American Identity
by Carlton F.W. Larson
The only capital sentence for treason carried out under United States law shows the way that racism is embedded in the idea of national belonging.
SOURCE: The Nation
Jeb Bush Admires a Really Lousy President — And It’s Not His Brother
by John Nichols
James K. Polk was condemned by John Quincy Adams, Henry David Thoreau, and Abraham Lincoln on issues of human bondage and lawless militarism.
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