PART ONE: AGENDAS. 1. The Making of Manhood and the Uses of History. 2.What Should Historians do with Masculinity? Reflections on nineteenth century Britain. PART TWO: CHANGING MASCULINITIES. 3. The Old Adam and the New Man: emerging themes in the history of English masculinities, 1750-1850. 4. Gentlemanly Politeness and Manly Simplicity in Victorian England. 5. Middle class Maculinities in the Era of the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1886-1914. PART THREE: FAMILY. 6. Authority and Nurture in Middle Class Fatherhood: the case of Early and Mid Victorian England. 7. Methodist Domesticity and Middle Class Masculinity in nineteenth century England. PART FOUR: EMPIRE. 8. All the Masculine Virtues: English Emigration to the Colonies, 1815-1852. 9. Manliness, Masculinities and the New Imperialism, 1880-1900
History is `about men'. This book shows what a difference it makes to our understanding of history to put their masculinity under scrutiny.
John Tosh has been at the forefront of British work on the history of masculinities for the last fifteen years. He has published A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England (Yale), and with Michael Roper edited Manful Assertions: Masculinities in Britainsince 1800 (Routledge). He is also author of the classic introduction to historiography, The Pursuit of History (Longman), and has edited Historians On History (Longman). John Tosh is Professor of History, University of Surrey Roehampton.
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