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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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The Reckoning

The Reckoning

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A Life Together

Eric Van Young

Yale University Press

Alamán’s internal self-exile in Mexico City, when he hid for nearly two years only to emerge in 1834, is discussed in as much detail as is possible for a largely undocumented episode. Having left the government along with the other ministers during 1832, he was being pursued by agents of the state and political enemies to stand trial before a congressional grand jury for his involvement in the judicial murder of Vicente Guerrero. The chapter also discusses his cordial relationship with the U.S. envoy who replaced the recalled Joel Poinsett, Anthony Butler. The fall of the Anastasio Bustamante government to an uprising led by Santa Anna is narrated, along with Alamán’s eventual trial, his spirited defense of himself, the intervention of Carlos María de Bustamante (not the president) on his behalf before the Supreme Court, and the ex-minister’s exoneration at the hands of President Santa Anna.

Keywords:   Guerrero, Bustamante, self-exile, Anthony Butler

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