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A History of the American Bachelor: Part III — The 20th and 21st Century

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on the history of the American bachelor. In Part I of the series, we took a look at the bachelor during colonial and Revolutionary War America. In Part II, we discussed the emergence of a distinct bachelor culture at the turn of the 20th century. Today, we’ll jump ahead to […]

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A History of the American Bachelor: Part II — Post-Civil War America

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome back to our series on the history of the American bachelor. Last time we discussed the bachelor in colonial and Revolutionary War America where we learned about his origins as well as the laws and taxes levied specifically against single men. Today we turn our focus to the state of the American bachelor after […]

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A History of the American Bachelor: Part I – Colonial and Revolutionary America

by Brett & Kate McKay

Many of you who read the Art of Manliness are bachelors. And if you’re married, well, you were a bachelor once, too. Bachelorhood has become such an ingrained part of the male experience, that we usually don’t give it too much thought except to make jokes about bachelor pads or married men “batching it” when […]

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