The Mexican-American War

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Participant on Radio 4's In Our Time hosted by Melvyn Bragg to discuss the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. The programme has 3m listeners when broadcast and an equivalent number around the world via podcast.

Period28 Jun 2018

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Media contributions

  • TitleThe Mexican-American War
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size48 mins/3 million listeners when broadcast, +3 milllion additional listeners to the podcast
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionMelvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1846-48 conflict after which the United States of Mexico lost half its territory to the United States of America. The US gained land covered by the states of Texas, Utah, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and part of Colorado. The outcome had a profound impact on Native Americans and led to civil war in defeated Mexico. It also raised the question of whether slavery would be legal in this acquired territory - something that would only be resolved in the US Civil War, which this victory hastened.
    Producer/AuthorMelvyn Bragg/Simon Tillotson
    PersonsFrank Cogliano