Jokes, pokes, and blokes: Jolly fellows had fun the old-fashioned, bare-knuckled way
Male Milieus in Nineteenth-Century America (Gender Relations in the American Experience)
by Richard Stott
The Johns Hopkins University Press
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A teamster in Pennsylvania awakes to find his wagon atop a barn. A sign reading CAKES AND BEER FOR SALE HERE appears over a minister's door in Virginia. Men are led from one New York saloon to another by the promise of letters from friends in California, though no such letters exist.
Most people want to be able to laugh along with jokes. Historians, however, are tasked with understanding them, a challenge Richard Stott