The U.S. Filibusters in Transnational Newspaper Discourses, 1855-1857


  • Andreas Beer Rostock University (Germany),



The essay focuses on the transnational entanglements between the USA and Nicaragua in the mid-nineteenth century, when U.S. adventurers (so-called ‘filibusters’) started private invasions to the American isthmus. One embodiment of these entanglements was El Nicaraguense“, a bilingual newspaper published by the invaders and distributed in the USA and Central America. The article analyzes how the paper contributed to the incorporation of Nicaragua into the U.S. colonial realm.

Author Biography

Andreas Beer, Rostock University (Germany),

Andreas Beer pursued English and American Studies, German Studies, and Political Science at Rostock University (Germany), the University College Cork (Éire), and the Universidad de Murcia (Spain). After graduating with a BA in Political Science (writing A Comparative Analysis of the Mexican Zapatistas and the Bolivian Movimiento al Socialismo“) and an MA in American Studies (title of his thesis: The Discursive Construction of ‘Guantánamo’ after 9/11“), Andreas joined the Graduate School Cultural Encounters and the Discourses of Scholarship at Rostock University in October 2009.  His project researches transnational newspaper discourses between Nicaragua and the USA in the mid-nineteenth century.




How to Cite

Beer, Andreas. “The U.S. Filibusters in Transnational Newspaper Discourses, 1855-1857”. Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies, vol. 13, May 2012, doi:10.5283/copas.148.