At the Sign of the Barber's Pole: A Study in Hirsute History

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Lethe Press, Dec 1, 2008 - History - 108 pages
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Hirsute history may not be the most sought-after field at institutes of higher learning, but the long-storied saga of the barber aand the beard deserve study. In At the Sign of the Barber's Pole, the late academic William Andrews has poured over countless historical records and works of literature to offer readers the definitive story of society's fondness for bygone beards, mustaches, and wigs.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Sunday Shaving
29
Taxing The Beard
57
The Age Of Wigs
71
Stealing Wigs
89
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William G. Andrews is a retired college professor and local historian. He published many books and articles in 41 years as a political scientist. He is active in civic affairs, including service as deputy mayor of the village, founding president of the Brockport Community Museum and founding vice president of the Greater Brockport Development Corp. He has traveled extensively and lived in France and Norway. He is a widower with six children and thirteen grandchildren.

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