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Fighting for American manhood : how gender politics provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars

Author: Kristin L Hoganson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Series: Yale historical publications (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin L Hoganson
ISBN: 9780300085549 0300085540 0300071817 9780300071818
OCLC Number: 38468374
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The manly ideal of politics and the jingoist desire for war --
Cuba and the restoration of American chivalry --
"Honor comes first": the congressional debate over war --
McKinley's backbone: the coercive power of gender in political debate --
The Spanish-American War and the martial ideal of citizenship --
The problem of male degeneracy and the allure of the Philippines --
The national manhood metaphor and the fight over the fathers in the Philippine debate --
Imperial degeneracy: the dissolution of the imperialist impulse --
Conclusion: Engendering war.
Series Title: Yale historical publications (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Kristin L. Hoganson.
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This study of international relations and gender history reveals how gendered ideas about citizenship and political leadership influenced jingoist political leaders' desire to wage conflicts, and  Read more...

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"Hoganson adds a new dimension to the historiography of the wars by examining of the wars by examining how gender beliefs may have been motivational factors for leaders in both struggles."-Library Read more...

 
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