The bonds of manhood: Public life, homosociality, and hegemonic masculinity in Massachusetts, 1630--1787

  title={The bonds of manhood: Public life, homosociality, and hegemonic masculinity in Massachusetts, 1630--1787},
  author={M. Reardon},
Inspired by feminist historians who called upon scholars to examine gender as a socially constructed phenomenon, this project’s overarching goal is to historicize manhood by providing a survey of men’s experiences as men from the late sixteenthto the late-eighteenth-century. Specifically, it explores, how, why, and in what ways hegemonic norms of manhood changed in Massachusetts from its founding to the ratification of the United States Constitution. It also investigates the formation of and… Expand
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