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“With New Men, Foster ushers in a new era in masculinity studies. Both historically precise and analytically astute, these essays provide multiple meditations on masculinity before the birth of the nation.”

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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction: New Men: Feminist Histories of Manliness in Early British America
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Part I. Settlement
  2. p. 7
  1. 1. Gentlemen and Soldiers: Competing Visions of Manhood in Early Jamestown
  2. pp. 9-30
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  1. 2. Indian and English Dreams: Colonial Hierarchy and Manly Restraint in Seventeenth-Century New England
  2. pp. 31-47
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  1. Part I . Warfare
  2. p. 49
  1. 3. “We are men”: Native American and Euroamerican Projections of Masculinity During the Seven Years’ War
  2. pp. 51-70
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  1. 4. Real Men: Masculinity, Spirituality, and Community in Late Eighteenth-Century Cherokee Warfare
  2. pp. 71-91
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  1. Part III. Atlantic
  2. p. 93
  1. 5. “Blood and Lust”: Masculinity and Sexuality in Illustrated Print Portrayals of Early Pirates of the Caribbean
  2. pp. 95-115
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  1. 6. “Banes of Society” and “Gentlemen of Strong Natural Parts”: Attacking and Defending West Indian Creole Masculinity
  2. pp. 116-133
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  1. Part IV. Enactment
  2. p. 153
  1. 8. “Effective Men” and Early Voluntary Associations in Philadelphia, 1725–177
  2. pp. 155-171
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  1. 9. “Strength of the Lion . . . Arms Like Polished Iron”: Embodying Black Masculinity in an Age of Slavery and Propertied Manhood
  2. pp. 172-192
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  1. Part V. Revolution
  2. p. 193
  1. 10. Of Eloquence “Manly” and “Monstrous”: The Henpecked Husband in Revolutionary Political Debate, 1774–1775
  2. pp. 195-216
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  1. 11. John Adams and the Choice of Hercules: Manliness and Sexual Virtue in Eighteenth-Century British America
  2. pp. 217-235
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  1. 12. “Play the Man . . . for Your Bleeding Country”: Military Chaplains as Gender Brokers During the American Revolutionary War
  2. pp. 236-255
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  1. Afterword: Contending Masculinities in Early America
  2. pp. 256-267
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 269-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-281
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814728222
Related ISBN
9780814727805
MARC Record
OCLC
695991321
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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