- The Art of Manliness - http://www.artofmanliness.com -

The Art of Manliness Podcast #41: The Gentlemen & The Roughs With Dr. Lorien Foote

Posted By Brett On February 22, 2013 @ 4:20 pm In Podcast | 5 Comments

Welcome back to another episode of the Art of Manliness podcast!

A few months ago we did a massive series on the history of manly honor [1] in the West. In one of the posts, we explored what honor meant to men living in the American North at the time of the Civil War [2] and how different codes of honor clashed in the Union Army. One of the sources we used while researching for that post was a fascinating book entitled The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army [3]

 

gentlemen

In today’s podcast, I talk to the author of that book, Dr. Lorien Foote. Dr. Foote is a professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas where she specializes in 19th century American history.

Highlights from the episode include:

  • Why calling a fellow soldier a “son of a bitch” when you killed him made a difference in the type of punishment you received in the Union Army.
  • How the honor of officers and enlisted soldiers differed.
  • What’s a “rough and tumble” (hint: it involves eye gouging).
  • What role dueling played in the Union Army at the time of the Civil War.
  • How Northern and Southern honor differed.
  • And much more!

If you enjoyed our series on manly honor, I highly recommend finding a copy of the Gentlemen and the Roughs. [3] Out of all the books we read on the history of honor, this was definitely the most enjoyable and interesting read.

Listen to the Podcast!

Read the Manly Honor Series: 
Part I: What is Honor? [4]
Part II: The Decline of Traditional Honor in the West, Ancient Greece to the Romantic Period [5]
Part III: The Victorian Era and the Development of the Stoic-Christian Code of Honor [6]
Part IV: The Gentlemen and the Roughs: The Collision of Two Honor Codes in the American North [2]
Part V: Honor in the American South [7]
Part VI: The Decline of Traditional Honor in the West in the 20th Century [8]
Part VII: How and Why to Revive Manly Honor in the Twenty-First Century [9]


Article printed from The Art of Manliness: http://www.artofmanliness.com

URL to article: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/02/22/the-gentlemen-the-roughs-dr-lorien-foote/

URLs in this post:

[1] honor: http://www.artofmanliness.com/tag/honor/

[2] American North at the time of the Civil War: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/11/12/manly-honor-part-iv-the-gentlemen-and-the-roughs-the-stoic-christian-code-of-honor-in-the-american-north/

[3] The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0814727905/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0814727905&linkCode=as2&tag=stucosuccess-20

[4] Part I: What is Honor?: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/10/01/manly-honor-part-i-what-is-honor/

[5] Part II: The Decline of Traditional Honor in the West, Ancient Greece to the Romantic Period: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/10/16/manly-honor-part-ii-the-decline-of-traditonal-honor-ancient-greece-to-the-romantic-period/

[6] Part III: The Victorian Era and the Development of the Stoic-Christian Code of Honor: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/11/06/honor-during-victorian-era/

[7] Part V: Honor in the American South: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/11/26/manly-honor-part-v-honor-in-the-american-south/

[8] Part VI: The Decline of Traditional Honor in the West in the 20th Century: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/12/10/manly-honor-vi-the-decline-of-traditional-honor-in-the-west-in-the-20th-century/

[9] Part VII: How and Why to Revive Manly Honor in the Twenty-First Century: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/12/21/manly-honor-vii-how-and-why-to-revive-manly-honor-in-the-twenty-first-century/

Copyright 2010 The Art of Manliness. All rights reserved.