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The alcoholic republic, an American tradition / W.J. Rorabaugh.


New York : Oxford University Press, [1979] .
ISBN 0195025849, 9780195025842

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Subjects Alcoholism -- United States -- History.
Alcoholism -- epidemiology -- United States.
Alcoholism.
Alcoholisme.
Alkoholismus.
Social conditions
USA.
United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865.
United States.
Description xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-252) and index.
Summary This social history documents the great 'alcoholic binge' that occurred between 1790 and 1840, when Americans drank more alcoholic beverages--nearly a halt pint of hard liquor per man per day--than at any other time in American history. American men were taught to drink as children--even as babies. However, alcohol usages crossed sexual, regional, racial and class lines.
Contents A nation of drunkards -- A good creature -- The spirits of independence -- Whiskey feed -- The anxieties of their condition -- The pursuit of happiness-- Demon rum -- Appendix 1: Estimating consumption of alcohol -- Appendix 2: Cross-national comparisons of consumption -- Appendix 3: Cook books -- Appendix 4: Review of drinking motivation literature -- Appendix 5: Quantitative measurements -- Appendix 6: A recipe.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4638550
(OCoLC)ocm04638550
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Rorabaugh, W. J.
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