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The spirits of America : a social history of alcohol, Eric Burns

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The spirits of America : a social history of alcohol
Title
The spirits of America
Title remainder
a social history of alcohol
Statement of responsibility
Eric Burns
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Language
eng
Summary
In The spirits of America, Burns relates that drinking was "the first national pastime," and shows how it shaped American politics and culture from the earliest colonial days. He details the transformation of alcohol from virtue to vice and back again and how it was thought of as both scourge and medicine. He tells us how "the great American thirst" developed over the centuries, and how reform movements and laws sprang up to combat it. Burns brings back to life such vivid characters as Carrie Nation and other crusaders against drink. He informs us that, in the final analysis, Prohibition, the culmination of the reformers' quest, had as much to do with politics and economics and geography as it did with spirituous beverage
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The spirits of America : a social history of alcohol, Eric Burns
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The spirits of America : a social history of alcohol, Eric Burns
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt14bt147
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-326) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Introduction: The Spirits of the World; 1 The First National Pastime; 2 The General and the Doctor; 3 The Father of Prohibition and Other Kinfolk; 4 The Crusaders and Their Crusades; 5 The Importance of Being Frank; 6 Hatchetation; 7 The Wheeler-Dealer and His Men; 8 The Blues and How They Played; 9 Executive Softness; 10 The Hummingbird Beats the Odds; Epilogue: Strange Bedfellows; Acknowledgments; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
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1 online resource (336 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781592137695
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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