A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the US by Andreas Beer

By Andreas Beer

This ebook investigates how the stumble upon among the U.S. filibuster day trip in 1855-1857 and Nicaraguans used to be imagined in either nations. the writer examines transnational media and provides specific emphasis to hitherto missed guides just like the bilingual newspaper El Nicaraguense. The examine analyzes filibusters’ direct impression on their representations and the way those shape the foundation for renowned collective stories and educational discourses.

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It was the adventurer. […] Who was the Athenian, the Roman, the Spartan? Adventurers, all. Who raised those imperishable structures of art in Italy and England, which will live to the end of time? ) […] Who fought for and gained American independence but adventurers? What is France in Burgundy and Brittany but an adventurer. What is England in the East? An adventurer. So it is in the principle nations of Europe […]. 33 The filibuster writer of this text cleverly oscillates between “adventurer” and “filibuster,” between past empires and present colonial powers and thus CONCEPTUALIZING THE FILIBUSTER(O)S 33 widens the term to include almost any form of invasion ever carried out.

The elite relations between Nicaragua and the United States, Gobat, Confronting the American Dream.  Imperial Rule. The paper’s name was constantly spelled Nicaraguense, that is without the correct trema on the letter u (Spanish: Nicaragüense). It is unclear whether that was a deliberate choice (an “Anglicization” of the proper Spanish term) or due to a mechanical deficiency, for example, by a missing printing type. The latter seems more probable, given the fact that the paper was printed on the presses the filibusters encountered in Granada after invading the city.

With this attitude, though, the army was a minority; a huge portion of the US population regarded the filibusters as heroes of expansionism. ”44 Such an expansion was the logical consequence of the Jacksonian ideal of democracy centered around ‘agrarian democracy’, which meant either the acquisition of territory “to guarantee the subsistence of [the farmer] and his family” or the “credible prospect of attaining 36 A. ”47 The expansion westward on the North American continent, rendered by its apologists in terms of a conflict-free acquisition of uninhabited territory and peaceful cooperation with Native Americans, was in truth a colonial movement.

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