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Manliness and Civilization

A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917

Manliness and Civilization( )
Author: Bederman, Gail
Foreword by: Stimpson, Catharine R.
Series title:Women in Culture and Society Ser.
Publication Date:Jan 1995
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $67.99
Book Description:

When former heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries came out of retirement on the fourth of July, 1910 to fight current black heavywight champion Jack Johnson in Reno, Nevada, he boasted that he was doing it "for the sole purpose of proving that a white man is better than a negro." Jeffries, though, was trounced. Whites everywhere rioted. The furor, Gail Bederman demonstrates, was part of two fundamental and volatile national obsessions: manhood and racial dominance. In...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.7 x 23.2 x 1.907 cm
Book Weight:0.494 Kilograms
Author Biography
Bederman, Gail (Author)
Gail Bederman was born on October 20, 1952, in Illinois. She received a B.F.A. from New York University in 1978 and an M.A. (1984) and a Ph.D. (1993) from Brown University. The result of her doctoral research was Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917. The book addresses topics, such as masculinity, sex roles, race relations, and the white supremacy movement.

Bederman has contributed to other books, including Gender and American History Since 1890, and has written articles for such periodicals as American Quarterly and Radical History Review.

Since 1992, Bederman has taught history at the University of Notre Dame, where she is an assistant professor.


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