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**HON 1000: ‘Going Steady?’: Documenting the History of Dating in American Culture, 1940-1990 (Anderson/Fall 2018)

Assignment for This Week

Read the sections on dating from these three advice manuals.

What do you think each they most want girls/young women to know, understand, or learn?

What concerns or fears does each author have?

What advice do you think these authors would have for young men?

In-Class Handouts

All of the excerpts below are from Norton Hugh Jonathan's 1951 book Guide Book for the Young Man About Town (1951).

Guide Book for the Young Man About Town was a revised and enlarged edition of Jonathan's previous book, on the same topic, called Gentlemen Aren't Sissies (1938). 

 

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