A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the US by Andreas Beer

By Andreas Beer

This booklet investigates how the come 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 specified emphasis to hitherto overlooked guides just like the bilingual newspaper El Nicaraguense. The research analyzes filibusters’ direct effect on their representations and the way those shape the root for renowned collective thoughts and educational discourses.

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14 This cooperation was successful in attacking ships and harbors, and often evaded colonial authorities. 16 Although from at least the end of the seventeenth century piracy became a minor issue for the Spanish colonial administration,17 the word filibustero had gained widespread currency, and remained in use throughout the Spanish-speaking colonies as a synonym for pirates. 18 And in an act of transnational linguistic borrowing, Anglophone America picked it up to describe these apparently new actors.

Unfortunately, the same © The Author(s) 2016 A. 1007/978-3-319-28352-4_2 25 26 A. BEER monocausality persists in quite a few academic studies on the topic. ” FILIBUSTERS AND FILIBUSTEROS: TRANSNATIONAL ETYMOLOGICAL TRAJECTORIES Today, the Anglophone term ‘filibuster’ designates obstructionist tactics in parliaments in which the voting process is being delayed indefinitively by the uninterrupted speech of parliamentarians. Yet, in the nineteenth century (and still at the beginning of the twentieth, as O.

Was it the primitive occupier or the filibustering Corinthian who brought to the green shores of Erin, the arts and sciences? 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 […].

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