A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the US by Andreas Beer

By Andreas Beer

This publication investigates how the stumble upon among the U.S. filibuster day trip in 1855-1857 and Nicaraguans was once imagined in either international locations. the writer examines transnational media and provides distinct emphasis to hitherto missed courses 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 thoughts and educational discourses.

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On the 4th, the Herald, defining a new position for General Walker, couples his name with Lafayette, Kosciusko, Pulaski, Steuben, Byron and Slade. The word Fillibustero 32 A. ”31 The affiliation of filibusters with names like Garibaldi or Lafayette is not beyond reason, though: The Italian had been fighting in Brazil and Uruguay before returning to Italy, and the Frenchman—as well as Tadeusz Kościuszko—had not only participated in the US War of Independence, but also in uprisings in his European homeland.

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. In a complex mixture of age, gender, economic prowess, political connections, education, ethnicity, social networks and what Pierre Bourdieu has called habitus, “the elite” is a shifting changeling.

20 US citizens at midcentury struggled to make sense of the rapidly changing world around them. Ronald Zboray estimates that “[p]opulation persistence rates for any number of towns or cities could be as low as 40 % or 50 % for but a decade. ”21 Exploring and incorporating new territory was 30 A. BEER regarded as a quintessential part of the ‘pioneer nation’ and, as noted above, this usually meant a confluence of legal and illegal practices. The newly independent Latin American countries were viewed with immense interest by US citizens.

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