19C- American Boy Culture Bibliography

Query: Doing research on children's chivalric literature, late 19th and early 20th C, grounded on certain type of "boy" culture. Would be grateful for info, biblio suggestions.


Alger, Horatio Ragged Dick 19th C. dime novel

Alienist, The

Beard, D.C. The American Boy's Handy Book; Scribners, 1882,1890; reprint David R. Godine,Boston, 1983

Bederman, Gail Manliness and Civilization; 1995

Carnes, Mark C. Secret Ritual and Manhood in Victorian America

Carnes, Mark C. and Griffen, Clyde, eds. Meanings for Manhood: Constructions of Masculinity in Victorian America; Chicago U Press, 1990

Crosby, Ernest Captain Jinks, Hero; Funk & Wagnalls, 1902

Jacobson, Marcia Being A Boy Again; 1994

Kimmel, Michael Men in America: A Cultural History, 1996

McLeod, David I. Building Character, 1983

New York Boys' Library, Vol. 1, No. 23; NY Popular Pub. Co, 25 March 1882

Ralphson, G. Harvey Boy Scouts in......(series) in particular: Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone, or The Plot Against Uncle Sam; Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., 1911 and Boy Scouts in the Philippines, or The Key to the Treaty Box; Donohue & Co., 1911

Rotundo, E. Anthony American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era, 1993

Tutwieler, Julia R. "The Boy in American Fiction," Gunton's Magazine 25 Aug, 1903: 133-141

U.S. Children's Bureau records on juvenile delinquency describe what policy makers saw as danger of boy culture after 1912. Papers housed in National Archives social welfare collection, Washington, D.C.

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