A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the US by Andreas Beer

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By Andreas Beer

This e-book investigates how the come across 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 offers specified emphasis to hitherto missed courses just like the bilingual newspaper El Nicaraguense. The learn analyzes filibusters’ direct impression on their representations and the way those shape the root for renowned collective thoughts and educational discourses.

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23 The bleak prospects in the cities24 left many destitute and, consequently, easy prey for filibusters who promised land, gold, swift promotions or governmental offices. ”25 Additionally, new waves of immigration from Europe—fleeing either famines as in the case of the Irish, general economic hardships or the conservative backlash of the European Spring of Nations after 1848— brought a considerable amount of young workers ashore that competed for jobs with US citizens. 27 CONSTRUCTING FILIBUSTER HISTORIES Profilibuster advocates mainly used two techniques to move the filibusters away from the smell of the odious Caribbean pirates.

Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Ambassadors of Culture. The Transamerican Origins of Latino Writing, Translation Transnation (Princeton, Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2002), 2. , 16. A TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE NICARAGUAN… 23 14. Brickhouse, Transamerican Literary Relations and Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere. 15. Gruesz, Ambassadors of Culture. The Transamerican Origins of Latino Writing, 111. 16. A short note on the term “elite,” which I use in various instances throughout this study: I am well aware that sociologists and political scientists (among others) differentiate between shifting forms of elite groups, which depend on situational configurations of different templates of power.

A more general condemnation of filibustering activities on the ground that the whole enterprise was morally or politically corrupt is hard to encounter in the 1850s, except for opinions within the black population. 67 Yet, when Walker re-established slavery in 1856, his few colored supporters quickly abandoned his army. THE FILIBUSTERS AND THE US PRESS Filibustering was a mix of hard-headed geopolitical decisions and thousands of individual choices, and the US press played a pivotal part in creating an expansionist mood.

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