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The Spirits of America [electronic resource]: A Social History of Alcohol

Burns, Eric; Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Philadelphia : Temple University Press Sept. 2003 Commerce : Baker & Taylor Books [Distributor]
Language
English
ISBN
9781592132140, 1592132146 (Trade Cloth)
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    a| Annotation b| "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 (some of which, Burns says, were "comic masterpieces of the legislator's art") sprang up to combat it. Burns brings back to life such vivid characters as Carry Nation and other crusaders against drink and 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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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