Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
An important and timely contribution to the burgeoning field of gender history. This rich and compelling collection will take its place on the bookshelves of every serious scholar of gender in the American experience.--Anya Jabour "author of "Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal" "
The essays in "Southern Manhood" are joined by an attention to race and evolving market forces. What emerges from this are often subtle arguments attuned to southern men's overlapping concerns with class and racial identity as they negotiated their position as men within local societies.--Matthew Basso "editor of "Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the American West" "
A fine collection of essays that apply the new methods and approaches of masculine studies to the study of the Old South. . . . "Southern Manhood: Perspectives on Masculinity in the Old South" is a pioneering effort opening new ground in both the study of masculine history and the history of the American South.--"North Carolina Historical Review"
All the essays in this collection are insightful, original, well written, well researched, and well worth reading.--"Civil War History"
The insights that this study yields are tremendously useful and provide valuable building blocks for more in-depth epistemologies on region - including the South - in critical masculinities.--"Men and Masculinities"
This fine collection of essays provides an important corrective to what has been a generally narrow discussion of masculinity in the antebellum South.--"Journal of American History"
"Southern Manhood" is a marvelous addition to our understanding of textured manhood.--"Florida Historical Quarterly"
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