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Building Character in the American Boy: The Boy Scouts, YMCA, and Their Forerunners, 1870-1920
by David Macleod
University of Wisconsin Press, 2004
Cloth: 978-0-299-09400-3 | Paper: 978-0-299-09404-1
Library of Congress Classification HS3313.M25 1983
Dewey Decimal Classification 369.430973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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 print; First paperback edition.