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Conley, Mary A.

From Jack Tar to Union Jack : representing naval manhood in the British Empire, 1870-1918 / Mary A. Conley.

Manchester ; Manchester University Press ; 2009.
New York : Manchester University Press ; 2009.
New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Physical Description:
xv, 215 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
VB265.G7 C65 2009 (LC)
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Table of contents only
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-210) and index.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- 19th century.
Masculinity -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Sailors -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.

  • Introduction: Gender, navy and empire
  • Imperial challenges and the modernisation of the fleet
  • For the good of the boys in blue: philanthropy, Agnes Weston and contested manhood
  • From powder monkey to admiral: social mobility, heroism and naval manhood
  • Strong men for a strong navy: naval scares, imperial anxieties and naval manhood
  • Lessons in manhood: boyhood, duty and war
  • Conclusion.