Historical Controversies

Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 1: William Walker’s First Failure

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2
Chris Calton

Season 2, Episode 14. Looking for adventure and glory, William Walker leads a group of Americans into Nicaragua to join the country’s civil war, with the hope of “Americanizing” Latin America. This episode is the Part 1 of 6 of the story of William Walker’s attempt at establishing his own Republic of Nicaragua.

Correction: I refer to John C. Calhoun as the vice-president, but this was well after the time Calhoun was vice-president, and he was a US Senator during the majority of the period referenced. I believe this mistake has been removed from every version except for the YouTube version.