Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire

Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire

by Amy S. Greenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521840961

ISBN-13: 9780521840965

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book documents the potency of Manifest Destiny in the antebellum era and situates imperial lust in the context of social and economic transformations that were changing the meaning of manhood and womanhood in the United States. Easy victory over Mexico in 1848 led many American men to embrace both an aggressive vision of expansionism and an equally martial vision…  See more details below

Overview

This book documents the potency of Manifest Destiny in the antebellum era and situates imperial lust in the context of social and economic transformations that were changing the meaning of manhood and womanhood in the United States. Easy victory over Mexico in 1848 led many American men to embrace both an aggressive vision of expansionism and an equally martial vision of manhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521840965
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Pages:
323
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1The "new frontier" as safety value : the political and social context of Manifest Destiny, 1800-186018
2An American Central America : boosters, travelers, and the persistence of Manifest Destiny54
3American men abroad : sex and violence in the Latin American travelogue88
4William Walker and the regeneration of martial manhood135
5The irresistible pirate : Narciso Lopez and the public meeting170
6American women abroad197
7Manifest Destiny and manly missionaries : expansionism in the Pacific231
Conclusion : American manhood and war, 1860 to the present269

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