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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 Monarchist Plot and the US Invasion

The Monarchist Plot and the US Invasion

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(p.592) 20 The Monarchist Plot and the US Invasion
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A Life Together
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Eric Van Young

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300233919.003.0021

Against the background of the disastrous war with the United States and his own earlier political stance as a conservative centralist republican, Alamán is seen founding two highly conservative Mexico City newspapers in which increasingly extreme political positions are argued in the late 1840s and early 1850s. He is involved with the Spanish ambassador in a pro-monarchical “conspiracy” to place a Bourbon prince back on the throne of Mexico, although in the end the plot did not flourish.

Keywords:   Monarchism, Mexican-American War, Paredes, Santa Ann, Polk

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