Ways to be Wicked By Bill Kauffman - February 5, 2013 1 Reading Time: 1 Facebook Twitter Email Print Via Reason, my review of Amy S. Greenberg’s A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico: http://reason.com/archives/2013/02/05/americas-war-with-mexico. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Uncategorized Gone Fishing (2) Region & Place Gone Fishing (1) Short Anthony Bourdain, the Galloping Gourmet, and Reading Together Region & Place Once More to the Garden (Then to the Trout Streams): A Dispatch The Nightstand Review of Suicide of the West The Nightstand Restoring Trust in the Aftermath of Anti-Social Media 1 COMMENT The southwest was sparsely populated, and predominantly with aboriginals who had scarcely more affinity with Mexicans than they did with Americans. The total population of Mexican criollos, mestizos and mission indians barely made it into five digits. (The population of Rochester, N.Y. was 14,000 at the time it was incorporated in 1833). To call that territory ‘Mexican’ is to give great weight to diplomatic fictions. Comments are closed.