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[Every tourist who visits the Honduran town of Trujillo on the Caribbean coast will notice (and probably visit) the impressive Fort Santa Bárbara which dominates the bay. Right outside its main entrance the visitor might come across a curious commemorative stone in the pasture surrounding the...
[In the 1904 novel Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry, Clancy—one of the colorful characters of the fictitious Central American republic of Anchuria—reminiscences about the time he tried his hand at “filibustering.” On a New Orleans dock Clancy accidentally stumbles over boxes of guns being loaded...
[In his hugely successful and widely read travel narrative Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán from 1841, John Lloyd Stephens describes how his arrival in Granada, Nicaragua, was greeted with enthusiasm, and how he was congratulated on his recent “escape from prison” in...
[When the filibusters arrived in Nicaragua in mid-1855 and rapidly began to establish themselves as its dominant voice in the USA, the country had already reaped headlines in the US media for a number of years. The majority of these accounts was produced in the form of travel narratives. Most...
[From its inception, the Nicaraguan postwar official organ Gaceta Oficial published articles demonizing Walker and his filibusters. In an article of August 4, 1857 they are seen to come over the country like a disease: “as a consequence of the war [of the 1850s] the cholera arrived and massacred...
[The present study aims at critically examining the transnational representations of the filibuster expedition to Nicaragua in the years 1855–1857 as well as this incident’s historical context and the repercussions these representations have enjoyed. Putting the filibuster publication El...
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