By Michel Gobat
Gobat focuses totally on the reactions of the elites to Americanization, as the energy and id of those Nicaraguans have been the main considerably laid low with U.S. imperial rule. He describes their adoption of points of “the American lifestyle” within the mid–nineteenth century as strategic instead of wholesale. Chronicling the U.S. profession of 1912–33, he argues that the anti-American flip of Nicaragua’s such a lot Americanized oligarchs stemmed principally from the efforts of U.S. bankers, marines, and missionaries to unfold their very own model of the yankee dream. partially, the oligarchs’ reversal mirrored their pain over the Twenties upward thrust of Protestantism, the “modern woman,” and different “vices of modernity” emanating from the us. however it additionally answered to the accidental ways in which U.S. modernization efforts enabled peasants to weaken landlord energy. Gobat demonstrates that the U.S. profession so profoundly affected Nicaragua that it helped engender the Sandino uprising of 1927–33, the Somoza dictatorship of 1936–79, and the Sandinista Revolution of 1979–90.
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Complicating matters, elite conﬂicts fueled the rise of peasant movements that posed grave challenges to the existing social order. ≤≤ These revolts sprang largely from popular wrath over e√orts of the nascent state to expand its power over the lower classes by imposing new taxes, regulating the commercialization of common goods, increasing demands for labor, and curbing the political autonomy of rural communities. Centered in the Paciﬁc zone, the popular revolts drove Nic- 26 . m a n i f e s t d e s t i n i e s , 1 8 4 9 – 1 9 1 0 aragua’s warring elites to join forces for the very ﬁrst time.
Military action in Nicaragua—the 1854 bombardment of San Juan del Norte—in order to resolve a conﬂict with local boatmen and authorities. The company also refused to pay the Nicaraguan government the 10 percent royalty on its annual 24 . m a n i f e s t d e s t i n i e s , 1 8 4 9 – 1 9 1 0 proﬁts stipulated by the original contract. Ω In particular, they hindered state authorities from pressing peasants into military service; in exchange, the company gained privileged access to much-needed laborers.
Of course, there was one key di√erence: In Walker’s Americanized Nicaragua there was no 35 . a m e r i c a n i z at i o n t h r o u g h v i o l e n c e place for native elites. Walker never realized his ideal state. He even failed to implement his most infamous decree, the establishment of a slave regime. Yet this did not prevent Walker and his men from unleashing a violent attack against the Nicaraguan elite. Time and again, the ﬁlibusters justiﬁed their antielite attack as a struggle for the ‘‘regeneration’’ of Nicaragua.