By Mark E. Kann
What position did manhood play in early American Politics? In A Republic of Men, Mark E. Kann argues that the yankee founders aspired to create a "republic of fellows" yet feared that "disorderly males" threatened its delivery, future health, and sturdiness. Kann demonstrates how hegemonic norms of manhood–exemplified by way of "the family members Man," for instance--were deployed as a way of stigmatizing unworthy males, profitable dependable males with citizenship, and empowering extraordinary males with positions of management and authority, whereas except for girls from public life.
Kann means that the founders devoted themselves in concept to the democratic proposition that each one males have been created loose and equivalent and will no longer be ruled with no their very own consent, yet that they under no circumstances believed that "all males" may be relied on with equivalent liberty, equivalent citizenship, or equivalent authority. The founders constructed a "grammar of manhood" to handle a few tough questions on public order. have been America's disorderly males certified for citizenship? have been they prone to realize manly leaders, consent to their authority, and defer to their knowledge? A Republic of Men compellingly analyzes the ways that the founders used a rhetoric of manhood to stabilize American politics.
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