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

Monica Rico

Abstract

This book 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. It uncovers the networks of elite men—British and American—who circulated between the West and the metropoles of London and New York, and narrates 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 discussed—from the well k ... More

Keywords: American West, masculinity, London, New York, class, gender, empire, economic transformation, social transformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300136067
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300136067.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica Rico, author