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The Boy Problem: Educating Boys in Urban America, 1870-1970

The Boy Problem: Educating Boys in Urban America, 1870-1970

by Julia Grant
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ISBN-13: 9781421412597
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Julia Grant is a professor and associate dean at James Madison College, Michigan State University. Her books include Raising Baby by the Book: The Education of American Mothers and When Science Encounters the Child: Education, Prevention, and Child Welfare in 20th-Century America.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Schooling the "Dangerous Classes" Reforming Boys in Nineteenth-Century America 14

2 The Nature of Boy Nature Education and Recreation for Masculinity 38

3 The Perils of Public Education Truants, Underachieves, and School Leavers 67

4 Bad or Backward? Gender and the Genesis of Special Education 93

5 "The Boys' Own Story" Masculinity, Peer Culture, and Delinquency 118

6 Black Boys and Native Sons Race, Delinquency, and Schooling in the Urban North 149

Epilogue 177

Acknowledgments 187

Notes 191

Index 225

What People are Saying About This

Jonathan Zimmerman

What's the problem with boys? As Julia Grant demonstrates, the question has been with us for more than a century. Tracing our answers over time, Grant provides the first truly historical portrait of masculinity and education in the United States. Her book is imaginatively conceived, painstakingly researched, and clearly written. It will be cited, read, and adopted by scholars of education, history, and gender for many years to come.

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