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Nature's Noblemen Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

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ISBN-10: 0300136064

ISBN-13: 9780300136067

Edition: 2013

Authors: Monica Rico

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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.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/16/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sir William Drummond Stewart and Aristocratic Masculinity
�What Shall I Do with My Son?": Moreton Frewen and Aristocratic Masculinity on the Ranching Frontier
Gender and Empire: The Earl of Dunraven and Isabella Bird in Estes Park
"The Latest Fad of These Silly Days": Buffalo Bill in Darkest London
A White Man's Country: Elite Masculinity, Racial Decline, and the Frontier Stories of Theodore Roosevelt
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index