Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Health of the State – Modern US War Narrative and the American Political Imagination, 1890-1964 | Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The Health of the State: Modern US War Narrative and the American Political Imagination, 1890-1964

Jonathan Vincent

Abstract

The Health of the State is an interpretive cultural history that explores three phases of modern American war writing: the usable past of Civil War memory as it was employed in literature during the turn-of-the-century Progressive Era, the militarist and reactionary writing documenting America’s intervention into World War I and its fallout, and the culture of liberal pluralism that, in the years unfolding around World War II and after, witnessed the masculinization of the domestic Cold War liberal and the internationalism of the so-called American Century. Along the way, it considers protest ... More

Keywords: war, literature, modernism, liberalism, sovereignty, regulation, imperialism, militarization, masculinity, permanent war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190466664
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466664.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Vincent, author
Assistant Professor of English, Towson University