Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America

Ben BooksigningDr. Ben Jordan’s (History and Political Science) book, Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930, has garnered significant press coverage since its release in April of this year. A review, entitled “Boy Scouts brought corporate virtue to ‘Modern Manhood’” appeared in The Commercial Appeal; the online magazine Chapter 16, which supports writers and writing communities across Tennessee, published a review entitled, “From Boys to Men“; and Southern Bred Books published a review and excerpt.

Additionally, Dr. Jordan published two op-ed pieces in support of his book’s release: “The Boy Scout Litmus Test both Veep Candidates Had to Pass” was published by the History News Network; and “How summer camps and Scout groups turn children into citizens was published in the online magazine Aeon.