Pan-Americanism’s Empty Train

  • Oscar Montero
Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)


It was almost noon when the crowd got the first glimpse of the City of Paris. Folks had been milling around Battery Park since early morning, but the wait had been worth it, even in the September drizzle. It was indeed, as the newspapers proclaimed, a “palace of the sea,” a “floating city,” with seven hundred and eleven first-class passengers. Among those passengers were some of the delegates to the Pan-American Congress, set to open in Washington in just a few days, October 4, 1889.


United States Latin American Nation Grand Tour Southern Neighbor Universal Order 
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