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Author Miller, Jonson, author.

Title Engineering manhood : race and the antebellum Virginia Military Institute / Jonson Miller.

Publication Info. [Amherst, Massachusetts] : Lever Press, [2020]


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Description 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277).
Contents VMI : challenging the Northern story of antebellum engineering -- Education and white manhood in the struggle for political power -- Creating the "West Point of the South" -- Engineering knowledge and the struggle for authority in higher education -- Engineering as a profession of service to the progress of Virginia -- The necessary white manhood of engineering -- Secession : realigning identity and power.
Summary It is not an accident that American engineering is so disproportionately male and white; it took and takes work to create and sustain this situation. Engineering Manhood: Race and the Antebellum Virginia Military Institute examines the process by which engineers of the antebellum Virginia Military Institute cultivated whiteness, manhood, and other intersecting identities as essential to an engineering professional identity. VMI opened in 1839 to provide one of the earliest and most thorough engineering educations available in antebellum America. The officers of the school saw engineering work as intimately linked to being a particular type of person, one that excluded women or black men. This particular white manhood they crafted drew upon a growing middle-class culture. These precedents impacted engineering education broadly in this country and we continue to see their legacy today.
Funding Sponsored by Lever Press
Note Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives International
Online resource, viewed April 30, 2021.
Subject Virginia Military Institute -- History -- 19th century.
Virginia Military Institute -- Students -- History -- 19th century.
Virginia Military Institute. (OCoLC)fst00518158
Racism in higher education -- Virginia -- Lexington -- History -- 19th century.
Sexism in higher education -- Virginia -- Lexington -- History -- 19th century.
Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Virginia -- Lexington.
Men, White -- Education (Higher) -- Social aspects -- Virginia -- Lexington.
Racisme dans l'enseignement supérieur -- Virginie -- Lexington -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
Sexisme dans l'enseignement supérieur -- Virginie -- Lexington -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
HISTORY -- General.
Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) (OCoLC)fst00910433
Racism in higher education. (OCoLC)fst01744191
Sexism in higher education. (OCoLC)fst01114716
Students. (OCoLC)fst01136041
Virginia -- Lexington. (OCoLC)fst01205029
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.
ISBN 9781643150185 (open access)
1643150189 (open access)
9781643150178 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.11675767 doi
AU@ 000068482726

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