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

TitleFighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsHoganson, Kristin
Number of Pages320
PublisherYale University Press
CityNew Haven, CT
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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. [jstor]

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt32bht5

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