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Drink : a social history of America

Author: Andrew Barr
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines not only the social influences that determine what, where, and why we choose to drink but also the social ills that have been attributed to alcohol, from the supposed decline in national values to the dipsomaniacal state of our national health"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Barr
ISBN: 0786705590 9780786705597 0786707437 9780786707430
OCLC Number: 40777787
Description: xii, 466 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Drink and Drugs --
1. The Americanization of European Taste --
2. "Stranger, You'll Take Hash" --
3. Drink and Sex --
4. "No Nation Is Drunken Where Wine Is Cheap" --
5. The Failure of Controls --
6. "The True Friends of Liberty" --
Conclusion: Social Drinking.
Responsibility: Andrew Barr.

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An incisive, witty history of the American people as seen through the social and political consequences of our attitude toward alcohol. of photos.  Read more...

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