By Andreas Beer

This publication investigates how the come upon among the U.S. filibuster day trip in 1855-1857 and Nicaraguans used to be imagined in either international locations. the writer examines transnational media and provides exact emphasis to hitherto missed guides just like the bilingual newspaper El Nicaraguense. The examine analyzes filibusters’ direct impact on their representations and the way those shape the root for well known collective stories and educational discourses.

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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. For him this always yields positive results, in the fields of regeneration (“instilled vigor and energy”), artistic production (“those imperishable structures of art”) and independence from subjugation (“gained American independence”).

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.

Andrew Zimmerman, Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South, America in the World (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010), 249. 4. Edward W. com/ doc/20909749/Edward-Said-Representations-of-the-Intellectual 5. These are the ones I am aware of, many of which formed the basis for this study. There surely are sundry others in countries and languages I am oblivious to. 6. José David Saldívar, Trans-Americanity. Subaltern Modernities, Global Coloniality, and the Cultures of Greater Mexico, New Americanists (Durham: Duke University Press, 2012); Aims McGuinness, Path of Empire.

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