Teddy Roosevelt Among the Lumberjacks: Elite Views of the Working Class Body in the Gilded Age

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join us for a discussion with historian Jason Newton about popular 19th century attitudes about work and masculinity. Newton examines Theodore Roosevelt's early adult experiences in the Maine woods and at Harvard in a discussion of urban elites’ views of masculinity. Ideas about “ruggedness” shaped everything from immigration policy to imperialism, while rejecting what was considered feminine.

Sunday, May 7, 1:00 PM

Members free; $7.00 for adults; $3.00 for students with ID. Admission includes touring the historic house. (Members of the Oneida Community Mansion House are admitted for no additional donation.)

This discussion is supported by a Humanities New York Action Grant.