Nature's Noblemen : Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-century American West, Hardback Book

Nature's Noblemen : Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-century American West Hardback

Part of the The Lamar Series in Western History series

Description

In this fascinating book Monica Rico explores the myth of the American West in the nineteenth century as a place for men to assert their masculinity by "roughing it" in the wilderness and reveals how this myth played out in a transatlantic context.

Rico uncovers the networks of elite men-British and American-who circulated between the West and the metropoles of London and New York. Each chapter tells the story of an individual who, by traveling these transatlantic paths, sought to resolve anxieties about class, gender, and empire in an era of profound economic and social transformation.

All of the men Rico discusses-from the well known, including Theodore Roosevelt and Buffalo Bill Cody, to the comparatively obscure, such as English cattle rancher Moreton Frewen-envisioned the American West as a global space into which redemptive narratives of heroic upper-class masculinity could be written.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 5 b-w illus.
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780300136067

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