Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars / Edition 1

Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars / Edition 1

by Kristin L. Hoganson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300085540

ISBN-13: 9780300085549

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book blends international relations and gender history to provide a new understanding of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars. Kristin L. Hoganson shows how gendered ideas about citizenship and political leadership influenced jingoist political leaders' desire to wage these conflicts, and she traces how they manipulated ideas about gender to embroil…  See more details below

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This book blends international relations and gender history to provide a new understanding of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars. Kristin L. Hoganson shows how gendered ideas about citizenship and political leadership influenced jingoist political leaders' desire to wage these conflicts, and she traces how they manipulated ideas about gender to embroil the nation in war. She argues that racial beliefs were only part of the cultural framework that undergirded U.S. martial policies at the turn of the century. Gender beliefs, often working in tandem with racial beliefs, affected the rise and fall of the nation's imperialist impulse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300085549
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Yale Historical Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
403,254
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction1
1The Manly Ideal of Politics and the Jingoist Desire for War15
2Cuba and the Restoration of American Chivalry43
3"Honor Comes First": The Congressional Debate over War68
4McKinley's Backbone: The Coercive Power of Gender in Political Debate88
5The Spanish-American War and the Martial Ideal of Citizenship107
6The Problem of Male Degeneracy and the Allure of the Philippines133
7The National Manhood Metaphor and the Fight over the Fathers in the Philippine Debate156
8Imperial Degeneracy: The Dissolution of the Imperialist Impulse180
Conclusion: Engendering War200
Notes209
Bibliography265
Index297

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