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Making men, making class : the YMCA and workingmen, 1877-1920

Author: Thomas Winter
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States transformed from an essentially agrarian society into an urban, industrialized economy. In Making Men, Making Class, Thomas Winter explores the impact of these profound changes on constructions of manhood, using the YMCA's new efforts to reach out to railroad and industrial workers as a case study. Starting in the 1870s, the leaders  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Winter
ISBN: 0226902307 9780226902302 0226902315 9780226902319 0415240743 9780415240741
OCLC Number: 48132006
Description: xi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The YMCA, Gender, Class, and Social Change, 1877-1920: An Introduction --
2. "A Zeal for Religious Work and an Open Door of Opportunity": YMCA Secretaries and Nineteenth-Century Ideals of Manhood --
3. "We Have Only to Step in and Occupy the Land": The YMCA, Labor Conflict, and the Rise of Welfare Capitalism --
4. "To Aid in the Upbuilding of Character": The YMCA, Welfare Capitalism, and a Language of Manhood --
5. "A Most Effective Ally in the Work of Labor Advancement": Workingmen and the YMCA --
6. "None of Your Milk-and-Water Sops, Flabby-Handed and Mealy-Mouthed, for Dealing with Such Men": The YMCA, the Secretaryship, and Professionalization --
7. Personality, Character, and Self-Expression: The YMCA and a Language of Manhood and Class.
Responsibility: Thomas Winter.
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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries the US transformed from an essentially agrarian society into an urban, industrialized economy. This work explores the impact of these changes on  Read more...

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