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By Andreas Beer

This e-book investigates how the come upon among the U.S. filibuster excursion in 1855-1857 and Nicaraguans used to be imagined in either nations. the writer examines transnational media and provides precise 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 stories and educational discourses.

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At the time these elements—together with the public exposition of panoramic paintings and dioramas—presented the public with the only opportunity to graphically imagine past events or foreign locales.

From the 1840s onwards the United States was adamantly Protestant, but with the huge influx of Irish immigrants this seemed to be threatened. Nativist responses included not only anti-Catholic pamphleteering or xenophobic attacks on Catholic immigrants, but also a strong rejection of expansionism which would infuse even more Catholics into the US. Apart from the fear of racial re-configurations, the metaphor of the body politic played a part in discussions on expansionism: The institution of democracy was believed to be successful only when contained within limited boundaries, within a political body of manageable size.

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