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Author Kann, Mark E.

Title A republic of men : the American founders, gendered language, and patriarchal politics / Mark E. Kann.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [1998]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index.
Contents The culture of manhood -- The grammar of manhood -- The bachelor and other disorderly men -- The family man and citizenship -- The better sort and leadership -- The heroic man and national destiny -- The founders' gendered legacy.
Summary What role did manhood play in early American Politics? In A Republic of Men, Mark E. Kann argues that the American founders aspired to create a "republic of men" but feared that "disorderly men" threatened its birth, health, and longevity. Kann demonstrates how hegemonic norms of manhood-exemplified by "the Family Man," for instance--were deployed as a means of stigmatizing unworthy men, rewarding responsible men with citizenship, and empowering exceptional men with positions of leadership and authority, while excluding women from public life. Kann suggests that the founders committed themselves in theory to the democratic proposition that all men were created free and equal and could not be governed without their own consent, but that they in no way believed that "all men" could be trusted with equal liberty, equal citizenship, or equal authority. The founders developed a "grammar of manhood" to address some difficult questions about public order. Were America's disorderly men qualified for citizenship? Were they likely to recognize manly leaders, consent to their authority, and defer to their wisdom? A Republic of Men compellingly analyzes the ways in which the founders used a rhetoric of manhood to stabilize American politics.
Note Print version record.
Subject Political culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Political science -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Men -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Patriarchy -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Sex role -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Social role -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Men's Studies.
Men. (OCoLC)fst01015978
Patriarchy. (OCoLC)fst01055082
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Political science. (OCoLC)fst01069781
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Social role. (OCoLC)fst01122857
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Openbaar leven.
Politieke aspecten.
Verenigde Staten.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Kann, Mark E. Republic of men. New York : New York University Press, 1998 0814747132 (DLC) 97045399 (OCoLC)38055841
ISBN 0585425116 (electronic bk.)
9780585425115 (electronic bk.)
9780814763520 (electronic bk.)
0814763529 (electronic bk.)
0814747132 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780814747131 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0814747140 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780814747148 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000053236295
AU@ 000054153697
AU@ 000055802367
DEBBG BV043111496
DEBBG BV044162893
DEBSZ 422460710
GBVCP 1008656771
GBVCP 800897072
NZ1 11923769

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