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Format: Includes printed guide
Media: Four reels of microfilm
Coverage Dates: 1856-1860

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William Walker--doctor, lawyer, journalist, politician, and adventurer--was the most famous of the American filibusters as well as one of the most controversial figures in Central American history. In the mid-1800s, Walker led armed expeditions into Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras, despite the fact that the United States was at peace with these countries.

From Tulane University's Latin American Library, this collection of 478 items consists of the papers of Callender I. Fayssoux, who was Walker's aide de camp and also served him variously as Paymaster, Purchasing Agent, Naval Commander, and Minister General of the Republic of Nicaragua.   This collection contains the only papers in existence covering Walker's activities.

Walker's expeditions, especially in Nicaragua, gave rise to vehement anti-Americanism in Central America.  For this reason, historians interested in Central America and its relationship to the United States will find here essential background information.  In addition, scholars of the 19th-century doctrine of Manifest Destiny will find a valuable resource in this collection.

  • Content Type: Includes printed guide
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