Book Reviews

Campus Life Book Review Synthesis

Paula S. Fass—University of California-Berkeley (Maragret S. Byrne Professor Emerita and Professor of the Graduate School)  Her books include The Damned and the Beautiful: American Youth in the 1920s, Oxford University Press, 1977; Outside In: Minorities and the Transformation of American Education, Oxford University Press, 1989; Kidnapped: A History of Child Abduction in the United […]

The Rise of the Gridiron University–Brian M. Ingrassia

This is an academic history of the establishment of big-time football within the university, covering the period from the 1820s to the 1930s. From the growth of physical culture through the 19th century, Ingrassia traces the evolution of the concept of manliness from one of self-discipline to that of force and victory well exemplified on […]

Secret Rituals—Book Review Synthesis

Clyde Griffen:  formerly Lucy Maynard Salmon Professor, taught American history at Vassar from 1957 to 1992. He earned his B.A. with Honors in History from the University of Iowa and his M.A. and Ph.D., under Richard Hofstadter, from Columbia University.  At Vassar, Professor Griffen’s teaching interests shifted in the 1960s and 70s to social and […]

Book Review: Muscular Christianity by Clifford Putney

Paul C. Kemeny (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.M., Duke University; M.Div., Westminster Seminary) is professor of religion and humanities at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.  Kemeny has taught at Calvin College and was a research fellow at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

Book Reviews: Manliness and Civilization

Manliness and Civilization—3 Reviewers Kevin White– am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, where I have worked since 2003. My major role is as Course Leader for the Access Course in Higher Education. I teach History, European Studies, American Studies, Sociology, and Study Skills on the course. I have previously taught at the […]

Book Review Analysis: The Manly Art

The Manly Art—3 Reviewers Stephen Hardy—Professor of History at Robert Morris College.  American History, Sports History, Relationship of Masculinity and Sports history.  JAH reviewer. Alan Tomlinson—He is currently Head of Research in the Chelsea School, University of Brighton. My teaching focuses predominantly on the social history of sport, sociology and cultural studies, and he supervises […]

Book Reviews Analysis: Manhood in America

Manhood in America—3 Reviewers Gail Bederman– A.M. and Ph.D. from Brown University (1992).  Gender, women’s history, and the history of sexuality; gender studies; interdisciplinary studies of sexuality and morality.  Gail Bederman is an associate professor of history and of gender studies at the University of Notre Dame. An award-winning teacher, she specializes in the history […]