Mr. and Mrs. Polk's War: A Presidential Partnership for Texas
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Professor Amy S. Greenberg, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University, will be presenting "Mr. and Mrs. Polk's War: A Presidential Partnership for Texas and Manifest Destiny."
The U.S.-Mexican War was known at the time as "Mr. Polk's War." But given the central political role First Lady Sarah Childress Polk played during her husband's presidency, a better title would have been "Mr. and Mrs. Polk's War." This talk will explore how the Polks formed the first "Presidential partnership," and the impact of Sarah Polk on the policies and implementation of America's 1846 war for empire.
A light reception will preceed the event beginning at 5:30 pm. Several of Professor Greenberg's publications will be availabe for purchase and signing after the presentation.
Parking will be available on the SMU campus. FREE passes will be emailed to registered guests before the event.
When & Where
Center for Presidential History and the George W. Bush Library and Museum
The Center for Presidential History at SMU is dedicated to exploring the story and legacy of the nation’s chief executives through cutting-edge research, academic and public forums and production of archival records for future generations through a wide-ranging presidential collective memory project.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum "serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. The Library and Museum accomplishes its mission by preserving and providing access to Presidential records and other donated collections, hosting public programs, creating educational initiatives, preserving artifacts, and producing innovative museum exhibits."