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Modern manhood and the Boy Scouts of America : citizenship, race, and the environment, 1910-1930

Author: Benjamin René Jordan
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this illuminating look at gender and scouting in the United States, Benjamin René Jordan examines how in its founding and early rise, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) integrated traditional Victorian manhood with modern, corporate-industrial values and skills. While showing how the BSA Americanized the original British Scouting program, Jordan finds that the organization's community-based activities signaled a  Read more...
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Jordan, Benjamin René.
Modern manhood and the Boy Scouts of America
(DLC) 2015033879
(OCoLC)920966861
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin René Jordan
ISBN: 9781469627670 1469627671 9781469627663 1469627663
OCLC Number: 944187060
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Ax-men and typewriter-men: the BSA's full-orbed manhood --
The BSA's triumph: balancing traditional and modern manhood and authority --
Scout character: men's skills for corporate-industrial work and urban society --
Practical citizenship --
Nature, conservation, and modern manhood --
Mainstreaming white immigrants and the industrial working class in the BSA --
Rural manhood and lone scouting on the margins of a modernizing society --
The right sort of colored boy and man: African American scouting --
Epilogue: Scout manhood and citizenship in the Great Depression.
Responsibility: Benjamin René Jordan.

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