9780300085549

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300085549

  • ISBN10:

    0300085540

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2000-08-11
  • Publisher: Yale Unversity Press

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Summary

Blending gender, political, and foreign policy history, this groundbreaking book offers a new understanding of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars. The author shows how gender concerns influenced political leaders and how gendered arguments helped shape turn-of-the-century debates over war and empire.

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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