2-7-07 Notes - 02/07/07 An American Empire Civilization...

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02/07/07 An American Empire Civilization Means a state of social culture characterized by relative profess in the arts, sciences, and statecraft Some use it to define the culture developed by a certain society or epoch Tied to race and gender in the 1890s I. The Spanish-American War A. Prelude 1. Arbitrationists – Mediate a dispute with diplomatic means instead of fighting, accepted women 2. Jingoes – Not welcoming women into group, aggressive towards foreign affairs, liked war 3. Shared Notions a. Both elitist with racist, nativist, and class-based biases b. Loss of honor and growing materialism 4. Role of gender a. Among jingoes – Didn't accept women b. Among Arbitratonists – Accepted women c. Remember it is a social construction B. The War 1. Calls for Intervention a. Humanitarian b. Gender – Fighters c. Gender – Leaders – Women couldn't lead and that was the reason they were doing bad d. Honor – Brotherly and Insults 2. How did the United States become involved
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 1116 taught by Professor Kmurphy during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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2-7-07 Notes - 02/07/07 An American Empire Civilization...

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