The Globe and Anchor Men U.S. Marines, Manhood, and American Culture, 1914-1924

TitleThe Globe and Anchor Men U.S. Marines, Manhood, and American Culture, 1914-1924
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsFolse, Mark Ryland
Corporate AuthorsUniversity of Alabama Department of History
Academic DepartmentDepartment of History
DegreePh.D.
Number of Pages272
Date Published2018
UniversityUniversity of Alabama
CityTuscaloosa, AL, USA
Abstract

This dissertation argues that between 1914 and 1924, U.S. Marines made manhood central to the communication of their image and culture, a strategy that underpinned the Corps’ effort to attract recruits from society and acquire funding from Congress. White manhood informed much of the Marines’ collective identity, which they believed set them apart from the other services. Interest in World War I, the campaigns in Hispaniola, and the development of amphibious warfare doctrine have made the Marine Corps during this period the focus of traditional military history. These histories often neglect a vital component of the Marine historical narrative: the ways Marines used masculinity and race to form positive connections with American society. This project, therefore, fits with and expands the broader scholarly movement to put matters of race and gender at the center of military history. (Author)

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