Manhood in America: A Cultural History
Free Press, 1996 - 544 pages
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The turn of the century city was overcrowded and bustling, and men were
overwhelmed by the changes. After all, aristocratic honor was unreachable, and
moral self-control didn't help explain a gilded age in which some men's success
was so ...
Bottom: "Jefferson Davis as an Unprotected Female!" (Harper's Weekly, 27 May
1865). (Courtesy of General Research Division, The New York Public Library,
Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations) Negative Images of Turn-of-the-Century ...
As at the turn of the century, so too now — if manhood does not come from within,
perhaps it can be worn. "When I dress in my suit each morning I feel like a knight
going forth to battle and I love to fight hard and win in a hard bargaining ...
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