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Building Character in the American Boy
The Boy Scouts, YMCA, and Their Forerunners, 18701920
David I. Macleod
"A social history that goes well beyond its immediate subject to be a contribution to our understanding of turn-of-the-century education, male sex roles, and middle-class development."American Journal of Education
Among established American institutions, few have been more successful or paradoxical than the Boy Scouts of America. David Macleod traces the social history of America in this scholarly account of the origins of the Boy Scouts and other character-building agencies, through which adults tried to restructure middle-class boyhood.
David I. Macleod, professor of history at Central Michigan University, was involved with the Boy Scouts from ages eight through twenty. He is author of The Age of the Child: Children in American 18901920.
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FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION
LC: 83-047763 HS
404 pp. 6 x 9
The cloth edition, ISBN 978-0-299-09400-3, is out of print, but the 2004 paperback is still available.
Paper $24.95 s
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