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

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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Genre
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
Summary
A history of alcohol consumption in America demonstrates how it shaped American politics and culture from colonial times, discussing such topics as the transformation of attitudes regarding alcohol, its medical uses, its related movements and laws, and its impact on economics and geography
Writing style
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268510
Cataloging source
DLC
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Burns, Eric
Dewey number
394.130973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Drinking customs
  • Temperance
Target audience
adult
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a social history of alcohol
Label
The spirits of America : a social history of alcohol, Eric Burns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-326) and index
Control code
ocm52258121
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9781592132690
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003050790
System control number
(Sirsi) ADP-5840
Label
The spirits of America : a social history of alcohol, Eric Burns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-326) and index
Control code
ocm52258121
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9781592132690
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003050790
System control number
(Sirsi) ADP-5840

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