Building Character In The American Boy: The Boy Scouts, YMCA, and Their Forerunners, 1870-1920

Paperback | November 28, 2004

byDavid Macleod

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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.

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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.Back in...

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 1890–1920.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:November 28, 2004Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780299094041

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“Far more than a narrow description of boys' work agencies from 1870-1920, this book illuminates, with rich, carefully hewn detail, important features of the social, structural, and cultural landscape of that era.  .  .  .  Scholars with an interest in character and social structure will find much of value in this book.”—John F. Stolte, Sociology and Social Research