9781137363886

Gender, War and Politics Transatlantic Perspectives, 1775-1830

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    9781137363886

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    1137363886

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-10-25
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

In the period between 1775 and 1830 the transatlantic world experienced more or less constant war, touching not only every European country but also North and South America and the Caribbean Islands. The Wars of Revolution and Liberation, inspired by revolutionary or national ideologies, were increasingly fought by conscripted troops and militias alongside professional armies. The conduct of warfare was transformed, as mass armies were deployed by both revolutionary and conservative regimes, deeply affecting the political, social and gender order of the societies involved. Not only soldiers but also civilians - men and women alike - had to be mobilized on an unprecedented scale. This volume addresses the relationship between these wars, developing political and national identities and the changing gender regimes of Europe and the Americas. Looking at both free and slave societies, it explores military and civilian experiences of war and revolution, which shaped as well as reflected gender concepts and practices, in relation to class, ethnicity, race and religion.

Author Biography

KAREN HAGEMANN is James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor in theDepartment of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

GISELA METTELE is a Lecturer in theCentre for Urban Studies at theSchool of Historical Studies, University of Leicester, UK

JANE RENDALL is Honorary Fellow at theCentre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York, UK

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Foreword to the Series
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Gender, War and Politics: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Wars of Revolution and Liberation, 1775–1830;
K.Hagemann and J.Rendall
PART I: EMPIRE, COLONIAL WAR AND SLAVERY
1. Revolution, War, Empire: Gendering the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1776–1830; D.Eltis
2. Gendered Freedom: Citoyennes and War in the Revolutionary French Caribbean; L.Dubois
3. Freedwomen's Familial Politics: Marriage, War and Rites of Registry in Post-Emancipation Saint-Domingue; E.Colwill
PART II: MASCULINITY, REVOLUTION AND WAR
4. Citizenship, Honour, and Masculinity: Military Qualities under the French Revolution and Empire; A.Forrest
5. In the Shadow of the Citizen-Soldier: Politics and Gender in the Careers of Two Dutch Officers, 1780–1815; S.Dudink
6. John Bull into Battle: Military Masculinity and the British Army Officer during the Napoleonic Wars; C.Kennedy
7. Middle-Class Masculinity in an Immigrant Diaspora: War, Revolution and Russia's Ethnic Germans; A.M.Martin
PART III: WARFARE, CIVIL SOCIETY AND WOMEN
8. Bearing Arms, Bearing Burdens: Women Warriors, Camp Followers and Home-Front Heroines of the American Revolution; H.A.Mayer
9. 'Habits Appropriate to Her Sex': The Female Military Experience in France during the Age of Revolution; T.Cardoza
10. Maintaining the Home Front: Widows, Wives and War in Late Eighteenth-Century Cuba; S.Johnson
PART IV: PATRIOTISM, CITIZENSHIP AND NATION-BUILDING
11. Patriotism in Practice: War and Gender Roles in Republican Hamburg, 1750–1815; K.B.Aaslestad
12. 'Thinking Minds of Both Sexes': Patriotism, British Bluestockings and the Wars against Revolutionary America and France, 1775–1802; E.V.Macleod
13. Women Writing War and Empire: Gender, Poetry, and Politics in Britain during the Napoleonic Wars; J.Rendall
14. Celebrating War and Nation: Gender, Patriotism and Festival Culture in Prussia during and after the Anti-Napoleonic Wars; K.Hagemann
PART V: DEMOBILIZTION, COMMEMORATION AND MEMORY
15. Gender, Loyalty and Virtue in a Colonial Context: The War of 1812 and its Aftermath in Upper Canada; C.Morgan
16. Masculinity, Race and Citizenship: Soldiers' Memories of the American Revolution; G.T.Knouff
17. 'Drying their Tears': Women's Petitions, National Reconciliation, and Commemoration in Post-Independence Chile; S.C.Chambers
Index

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