Unknown Soldiers Podcast Episode 24, "How to Steal a Country": Maps, Images and Sources
Today's episode was one of the earliest episodes I ever planned to do...I just placed it later in the schedule to keep a decent flow going between time periods. It's been in the plan for a while, but here we are!
I think the Filibuster movement is extremely important for understanding both the leadup to the American Civil War, and America's role in Latin America and international affairs as a whole. It was also freaking wild, the kind of thing I barely believed when I first read about it. In any event, below I have a couple of maps, some images, and as usual my sources for this episode. Catch you next week!
Gobat, Michel. Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018.
McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Martelle, Scott. William Walker's Wars. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2018..
May, Robert E. Manifest Destiny's Underworld: Filibustering in Antebellum America. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
May, Robert E. The Southern Dream of a Caribbean Empire, 1854-1861. University Press of Florida, 1973.