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Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire
Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire Amy S. Greenberg 0521840961 9780521840965 The US-Mexico War (1846ndash;1848) brought two centuries of dramatic territorial expansionism to a close, seemingly fulfilling Americas
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Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire by Amy S. Greenberg

The US-Mexico War (1846ndash;1848) brought two centuries of dramatic territorial expansionism to a close, seemingly fulfilling Americas Manifest destiny. Or did it? As politicians schemed to annex new lands in Latin America and the Pacific, some Americans took expansionism into their own hands. From 1848ndash;1860, an epidemic of unsanctioned attacks by American mercenaries (filibusters) took place. This book documents the potency of Manifest destiny in the antebellum era, and situates imperial lust in the context of social and economic transformations that were changing the meaning of manhood and womanhood in the US. Easy victory over Mexico in 1848 led many American men to embrace both an aggressive vision of expansionism and an equally martial vision of manhood. Debates about the propriety of aggression abroad polarized the public at home, shaping antebellum Presidential elections, foreign policies, gender relations, and ultimately the failure of sectional compromise before the Civil War.

Author: Amy S. Greenberg

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 342

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2005-06-06

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ISBN: 0521840961


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