9780300071818

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300071818

  • ISBN10:

    0300071817

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 1998-10-11
  • Publisher: Yale Unversity Press
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This groundbreaking 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 also affected the rise and fall of the nation's imperialist impulse.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
List of Abbreviations
xi
Introduction 1(14)
The Manly Ideal of Politics and the Jingoist Desire for War
15(28)
Cuba and the Restoration of American Chivalry
43(25)
``Honor Comes First'': The Congressional Debate over War
68(20)
McKinley's Backbone: The Coercive Power of Gender in Political Debate
88(19)
The Spanish-American War and the Martial Ideal of Citizenship
107(26)
The Problem of Male Degeneracy and the Allure of the Philippines
133(23)
The National Manhood Metaphor and the Fight over the Fathers in the Philippine Debate
156(24)
Imperial Degeneracy: The Dissolution of the Imperialist Impulse
180(20)
Conclusion: Engendering War 200(9)
Notes 209(56)
Bibliography 265(32)
Index 297

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