Men and Women Adrift Hardback

YMCA and the YWCA in the City

by Margaret Spratt;

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Men and Women Adrift

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The YMCA and the YWCA have been an integral part of America's urban landscape since their emergence almost 150 years ago. Yet the significant influence these organizations had on American society has been largely overlooked. Men and Women Adrift explores the role of the YMCA and YWCA in shaping the identities of America's urban population.

Examining the urban experiences of the single young men and women who came to the cities in search of employment and personal freedom, these essays trace the role of the YMCA and the YWCA in urban America from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The contributors detail the YMCA's early competition with churches and other urban institutions, the associations' unique architectural style, their services for members of the working class, African Americans, and immigrants, and their role in defining gender and sexual identities.

The volume includes contributions by Michelle Busby, Jessica Elfenbein, Sarah Heath, Adrienne Lash Jones, Paula Lupkin, Raymond A. Mohl, Elizabeth Norris, Cliff Putney, Nancy Robertson, Thomas Winter, and John D. Wrathall.

Men and Women Adrift by Margaret Spratt was published by New York University Press in July 1997. The ISBN for Men and Women Adrift is 9780814755419.

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Details for Men and Women Adrift

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherNew York University Press (July 1997)
Number of Pages384
Thickness22 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1195586
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