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The alcoholic republic, an American tradition

Author: W J Rorabaugh
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rorabaugh, W.J.
Alcoholic republic, an American tradition.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1979
(OCoLC)607854985
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W J Rorabaugh
ISBN: 0195025849 9780195025842
OCLC Number: 4638550
Description: xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: W.J. Rorabaugh.

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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.

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