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This article examines how the University of North Carolina during the 1890s and early 1900s, embraced more than one notion of masculinity as a means of modernizing the university.

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The article makes a contribution in showing how institutions of higher education adjust to changing notions of gender. Even though UNC at the turn of the century -- all-white, nearly all-male -- will appear very conservative to us today, the issue of its adjusting to newer, modern ideas of gender is still quite relevant.

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This page is a summary of: Manliness and the Culture of Self-Improvement: The University of North Carolina in the 1890s–1900s, History of Education Quarterly, February 2018, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/heq.2017.51.
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