Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire

ISBN-10: 0521600804
ISBN-13: 9780521600804
Edition: 2005
Authors: Amy S. Greenberg
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

The US victory over Mexico in 1848 brought two centuries of dramatic territorial expansion to a close, but it also helped inspire the idea of a Manifest destiny & enhanced a martial vision of American manhood. Amy Greenberg explores this phenomenon & its consequences.

Introduction
The ?New Frontier? as safety valve: the political and social context of manifest destiny, 1800?1860
An American Central America: boosters, travelers, and the persistence of Manifest destiny
American men abroad: sex and violence in the Latin American travelogue
William Walker and the regeneration of martial manhood
The irresistible pirate: Narciso L?pez and the public meeting
American womanhood abroad
Manifest destiny and manly missionaries: expansionism in the Pacific
Conclusion: American manhood and war, 1860 to the present

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