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By Andreas Beer

This booklet investigates how the come across among the U.S. filibuster excursion in 1855-1857 and Nicaraguans was once imagined in either nations. the writer examines transnational media and offers precise emphasis to hitherto overlooked 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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When Spain and Britain began to insistently call for slave emancipation, slave owners in the US south were horrified. The filibusters knew how they had to play their cards to generate support in the slave-holding south. Many young southern slave owners joined their ranks under the impression that they could thus help to ensure the peculiar institution’s survival. William Walker’s move to re-introduce slavery in Nicaragua—although he had argued for free labor earlier in his career when working as a journalist in New Orleans and San Francisco—was clearly an attempt to garner support from slave-owning quarters.

All of them were extradited to the United States; all but two: Anthony Rudler, second in command, was held in prison for some weeks, and Walker, after receiving a military trial in which he defended himself, was sentenced to death by firing squad for illegally attacking Honduran territory. 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.

Without question Walker held a dominating influence, and the various editors were clearly obliged to obey his very orders, as all of them were soldiers on his payroll. Yet, with two to four persons regularly working on the paper, and with Walker often away from Granada, the paper seems to have been more of a collaborative enterprise. And with his limited command of Spanish, Walker could not decisively influence the composition of the Spanish part of the paper. CHAPTER 2 Conceptualizing the Filibuster(o)s In the 1904 novel Cabbages and Kings by William Sidney Porter—better known under his nom de plume O.

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