American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia by Bret Carroll

By Bret Carroll

"This is a hugely instructed buy for undergraduate, medium-sized, and big public libraries wishing to supply a considerable advent to the sphere of men's studies."
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"Pleasing format and reliable cross-references make Carroll's compendium a welcome boost to collections serving readers of every age. hugely recommended."

"An very good index, well-chosen images and illustrations, and an intensive bibliography upload additional price. American Masculinities is really worth what could otherise be too hefty a value for lots of libraries simply because no different encyclopedia comes as regards to masking this turning out to be box so well."
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American Masculinities: A historic Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing advancements within the growing to be box of men's stories. This updated analytical assessment serves as a marker of the way the sector has developed over the past decade, in particular because the 1993 ebook of Anthony Rotundo's American Manhood. This seminal e-book opened new vistas for exploration and learn into American historical past, society, and culture.

Weaving the material of yank background, American Masculinities illustrates how American political leaders have frequently used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed ethical righteousness and ostensibly protecting reasons in their rules. Seeing U.S. historical past when it comes to gender archetypes, readers will achieve a richer and deeper figuring out of America's democratic political approach, household and overseas guidelines, and capitalist financial system, in addition to the "private" sphere of the house and household life.

The participants to American Masculinities percentage the belief that men's lives were grounded essentially in gender, that's, of their wisdom of themselves as men. Their process is going past scholarship which frequently appears to be like at males (and ladies) when it comes to what they do and the way they've got prompted a given box or period. really, this crucial paintings delves into the mental middle of manhood that is formed not just through biology, but in addition by way of heritage, society, and culture.

Encapsulating the present country of scholarly interpretation in the box of Men's stories, American Masculinities: A ancient Encyclopedia is designed to aid scholars and students boost their reviews, strengthen new questions for examine, and stimulate new methods of exploring the heritage of yankee life.

Key Features

- Reader's consultant allows looking through subject and straightforward entry to info

- huge identify, position, and idea index provides clients an extra technique of finding subject matters of interest

- greater than 250 entries, each one with feedback for additional reading

- go references direct clients to similar information

- entire bibliography features a record of assets geared up via different types within the field

Topics Covered

- Arts, Literature, and well known Culture

- physique, well-being, and Sexuality

- classification, Ethnic, Racial, and spiritual Identities

- options and Theories

- kin and Fatherhood

- basic History

- Icons and Symbols

- relaxation and Work

- pursuits and Organizations

- People

- Political and Social Issues

About the Editor

Bret E. Carroll is affiliate Professor of background at California kingdom college, Stanislaus. He bought his Ph.D. from Cornell college in 1991. he's writer of The Routledge historic Atlas of faith in America (1997), Spiritualism in Antebellum America (1997), and a number of other articles on nineteenth-century masculinity.

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Whigs portrayed their concerns in sharply gendered terms: theirs was a heroic and manly defense of liberty (envisioned as a virtuous white female) against a tyrannical hypermasculine power and a seductively female corruption. American political leaders increasingly interpreted their own position in the empire in terms of this ideology, particu­ larly after a newly expanded British Empire began to tax the 28 AMERICAN REVOLUTION colonies for revenue after its 1 763 victory over France in the Seven Years' War.

1 868. Ragged Dick, Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot --- Blacks. Boston: Loring, 1 868. Ben, the Luggage Boy, or, Among the Wharves. Philadelphia: --- The Colonial Period The explicit formulation of the American Dream began in the eighteenth century. Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography (writ­ ten between 1 7 7 1 and 1 789), which has established him as the Porter & Coates, 1 870. ---. Rufus and Rose, or, The Fortunes of Rough and Ready. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1 8 70. ---. Rough and Ready, or, Life among the New York Newsboys.

Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1 969. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick. The Negro Family: The Case for National Action. 1 965. (February 19, 2003) . Thomas, Kendall. S. Terrain, edited by Wahneema Lubiano. New York: Vintage Books, 1 998. Tilton, Theodore. The Negro: A Speech at Cooper Institute. New York, May 12, 1 863. Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery. 190 I . Reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 20 AFRICAN-AMERICAN MANHOOD FURTHER READING Boyd, Herb, and Robert Allen, eds.

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