New Men: Manliness in Early America

New Men: Manliness in Early America

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ISBN-13: 9780814727812
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 01/24/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thomas A. Foster is Professor of History at Howard University, in Washington, DC, and author of Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America , and Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past. He is also editor of Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality (NYU Press, 2007), New Men: Manliness in Early America (NYU Press, 2011), and Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America. Foster tweets at @ThomasAFoster.pasting





Table of Contents

Preface Mary Beth Norton ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: New Men: Feminist Histories of Manliness in Early British America Thomas A. Foster 1

Part I Settlement

1 Gentlemen and Soldiers: Competing Visions of Manhood in Early Jamestown John Gilbert McCurdy 9

2 Indian and English Dreams: Colonial Hierarchy and Manly Restraint in Seventeenth-Century New England Ann Marie Plane 31

Part II Warfare

3 "We are men": Native American and Euroamerican Projections of Masculinity During the Seven Years' War Tyler Boulware 51

4 Real Men: Masculinity, Spirituality, and Community in Late Eighteenth-Century Cherokee Warfare Susan Abram 71

Part III Atlantic

5 "Blood and Lust": Masculinity and Sexuality in Illustrated Print Portrayals of Early Pirates of the Caribbean Carolyn Eastman 95

6 "Banes of Society" and "Gentlemen of Strong Natural Parts": Attacking and Defending West Indian Creole Masculinity Natalie A. Zacek 116

7 "Impatient of Subordination" and "Liable to Sudden Transports of Anger": White Masculinity and Homosocial Relations with Black Men in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica Trevor Burnard 134

Part IV Enactment

8 "Effective Men" and Early Voluntary Associations in Philadelphia, 1725-1775 Jessica Choppin Roney 155

9 "Strength of the Lion ... Arms Like Polished Iron": Embodying Black Masculinity in an Age of Slavery and Propertied Manhood Kathleen M. Brown 172

Part V Revolution

10 Of Eloquence "Manly" and "Monstrous": The Henpecked Husband in Revolutionary Political Debate, 1774-1775 Benjamin H. Irvin 195

11 John Adams and the Choice of Hercules: Manliness and Sexual Virtue in Eighteenth-Century British America Thomas A. Foster 217

12 "Play the Man ... for Your Bleeding Country": Military Chaplains as Gender Brokers During the American Revolutionary War Janet Moore Lindman 236

Afterword: Contending Masculinities in Early America Toby L. Ditz 256

About the Contributors 269

Index 271

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