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A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the US Filibusters in Nicaragua, 1855-1857Conceptualizing the Filibuster(o)s

A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the US Filibusters in Nicaragua, 1855-1857:... [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 onto a ship bound for Guatemala, and imagines that they might form part of a filibustering plot. Enthusiastically, he offers his services as a fellow freedom fighter to the person in charge. As it turns out, the weapons are destined for the supervision of railway workers, who have to labor in slave-like conditions to construct a transisthmian railway. For some time Clancy is stuck in the hellish construction work but eventually manages to escape and exact revenge on his tormentor. The remembrance of this adventure, which he started so lightheartedly, is brought back to Clancy when observing the nice weather on a typical Anchurian evening.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the US Filibusters in Nicaragua, 1855-1857Conceptualizing the Filibuster(o)s

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
ISBN
978-3-319-28351-7
Pages
25 –67
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28352-4_2
Publisher site
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Abstract

[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 onto a ship bound for Guatemala, and imagines that they might form part of a filibustering plot. Enthusiastically, he offers his services as a fellow freedom fighter to the person in charge. As it turns out, the weapons are destined for the supervision of railway workers, who have to labor in slave-like conditions to construct a transisthmian railway. For some time Clancy is stuck in the hellish construction work but eventually manages to escape and exact revenge on his tormentor. The remembrance of this adventure, which he started so lightheartedly, is brought back to Clancy when observing the nice weather on a typical Anchurian evening.]

Published: Oct 8, 2016

Keywords: Colonial Power; Semantic Field; Transit Route; Spanish Colonial; Transit Company

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