Summary Of Chapter 5 Of Roosevelt's Manliness And Civilization

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In chapter 5 of Manliness and Civilization, Bederman argues the significance of manliness and race intertwined throughout Theodore Roosevelt's political presence. Using Roosevelt's writings, as well as general content from the time for context, Bederman paints a well supported and clear picture of Roosevelt's attempt at fighting back against an apparent "race suicide" and "manliness" crisis.
Bederman argues that, for Roosevelt, masculinity was a problem and a solution in the U.S. and abroad. His imperialistic approach to masculinity and his fear driven ideologies surrounding it were deeply connected to race and "whiteness." She dives into Roosevelt's transformation into a culturally appropriating, assertive, warrior of a man and the image he
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