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A Life TogetherLucas Alaman and Mexico, 1792-1853$
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Eric Van Young

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780300233919

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300233919.001.0001

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(p.410) 13 Texas
A Life Together

Eric Van Young

Yale University Press

This chapter is substantially devoted to the issue of Texas, beginning with a long passage on the overall problem of Texas. Minister Alamán pushed a law through Congress in 1830 aimed at choking off American immigration into Texas, but it proved to no avail as the colonists continued to come with their slaves, their Protestantism, and their very different political culture, setting up the conditions for their pulling away from Mexico, and eventually for the Mexican-American War a decade later. The latter section of the chapter deals with Alamán’s efforts to establish a permanent union of cooperation and mutual defense among most of the nations of Spanish America, which was ultimately unsuccessful because of political chaos in the countries and personal jealousies among the leaders.

Keywords:   Colonization, Butler, Poinsett, Texas

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