19th century proof that Catalan, and not English, is the universal language

A conversation between Uncle Sam and Senyor Ambrós throws new light on notions of linguistic hegemony.

Mr Miró has been delving in the archives of La Llumanera de Nova York (1874-1881) over at the BNC and finds Senyor Ambrós rubbishing Uncle Sam’s claims on the grounds that, whilst there exists a Catalan-language journal in New York, no English-language equivalent exists in Spain.

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