`Horatio Alger doesn't work here anymore': Masculinity and American magazines, 1919-1940

Pendergast, Tom
March 1997
American Studies (00263079);Spring97, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p55
Academic Journal
Examines the visions of masculinity offered by a number of magazines that appealed to masculine interests in the years between World War I and World War II. Victorian masculinity in the modern era; Erosion of the ideal; Depression, the death of the patriarch and the flexibility of the modern man.


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