Citizen Soldiers and the Foundational Fusion of Masculinity, Citizenship, and Military Service

17 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2021 Last revised: 12 Nov 2021

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Jamie R. Abrams

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Nickole Durbin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 1, 2020

Abstract

Sarah Livingston Jay famously toasted revelers in 1783: “May all our citizens be soldiers, and all our soldiers citizens.” This toast conveyed “a foundational fusion” within our republican government tradition―coupling military service, citizenship, and masculinities. The Akron Law School’s conference on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment offered the chance to fight the eulogization of the Nineteenth Amendment and explore its modern relevance. This paper concludes that the Nineteenth Amendment cannot be understood without connecting it to broader conceptions of citizenship, masculinities, and military service, thus revealing its ongoing relevance to military inclusion and integration. In Professor Abrams’ prior article published in the West Virginia Law Review, the foundational fusion of military service, citizenship, and masculinities was presented and explored. We highlight the framework ofthat argument in the next section and invite readers to explore the full prior article.

Suggested Citation

Abrams, Jamie R. and Durbin, Nickole, Citizen Soldiers and the Foundational Fusion of Masculinity, Citizenship, and Military Service (February 1, 2020). 11 ConLaw NOW 73, University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2021-9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3800301

Jamie R. Abrams (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

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Louisville, KY 40292
United States

Nickole Durbin

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