History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation. Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War examines the history of the southwestern area of the United States. Topics covered include the Spanish presence in the area, manifest destiny, and the American attitude toward the expansion of slavery. The text is enhanced with images of art & artifacts, maps, and photographs of historic landmarks.