HIST 234

Manhood and Masculinity in America

This course explores the ideals and activities associated with male identity, or manhood, from the colonial period through the present, paying special attention to the challenges posed by industrialization, immigration, and the entry of women into public and professional life in the ninetheenth and twentieth centuries. Other topics include the impact of racial hierarchies before and after the Civil War and the emergence of sexuality as a key component of masculinity in the twentieth century. Offered alternate years. May be counted as a discipline-based core course toward the minor in gender studies. III.W, V.1, V.5

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