The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 77, July 1973 - April, 1974 Page: 84
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84 The Mexican War
letter-writer might exaggerate-the same as an artist might-by adding
an extra cannonball explosion or an extra foot to the height of the waves in
the enthusiasm of the moment? And what historian will discard the literary
sources he has so carefully collected-not use them at all-rather than
recognize their shortcomings as well as their truths and use them to fill in
the piece that has been missing from most historical writing for so long?
Historians of the Mexican War should investigate the nonliterary as well
as literary documents to gain a fuller understanding of the conflict.
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