Abstract

Manhood in early America was not always about competition; it could also be complementary, especially in the case of brothers. This article examines the correspondence of Washington's Secretary of War, Timothy Pickering, and his brother John. Through their letters, the two men demonstrated manhood in radically different ways, seeking each other's approval of their performance of self-mastery, public service, economic independence, and care of family.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-0895
Print ISSN
1543-4273
Pages
pp. 512-545
Launched on MUSE
2006-10-12
Open Access
No
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