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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 beginning, healthiness, and durability. Kann demonstrates how hegemonic norms of manhood–exemplified by means of "the relations Man," for instance--were deployed as a way of stigmatizing unworthy males, lucrative in charge males with citizenship, and empowering unheard of males with positions of management and authority, whereas apart from girls from public life.

Kann means that the founders dedicated themselves in idea to the democratic proposition that every one males have been created loose and equivalent and will now not be ruled with out their very own consent, yet that they by no means believed that "all males" should be relied on with equivalent liberty, equivalent citizenship, or equivalent authority. The founders built a "grammar of manhood" to deal with a few tricky questions on public order. have been America's disorderly males certified for citizenship? have been they more likely 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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