Table of contents for Citizen bachelors : manhood and the creation of the United States / John Gilbert McCurdy.

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Introduction: Bachelors in Early America                        1
1. "Unmarried Men Are Best Friends, Best Masters, Best Servants":
Singles in Early Colonial America                           12
2. "If a Single Man and Able He Shall Make Satisfaction":
The Bachelor Laws                                           50
3. "Every One of Them Shall Be Chained about the Middle to a Post
Like a Monkey": Literary Representations of the Bachelor    84
4. "I Resolve to Live a Batchelor While I Remain
in This Wicked Country": Living Single in Early America    120
5. "The Bachelor Is the Only Free Man": The Single Man and
the American Revolution                                    160
Epilogue: Bachelors since 1800                                198
Appendix: Singles' Laws, 1500-1800                            203

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bachelors United States History 17th century, Bachelors United States History 18th century, United States Social life and customs To 1775, United States Social life and customs 1775-1783