AN INESCAPABLE RELATIONSHIP
. It were more desirable that she should come to us voluntarily; but as we shall have no peace until she be annexed, let it come, even though force be necessary, at first, to bring her. Like the Sabine virgins, she will soon learn to love her ravishers.
New York Herald, October 8. 1847
Fortunately for Mexico, not all of her national territory was annexed by the United States in the wake of the war that Ulysses
S. Grant would describe as "the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a...