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The Alcoholic Republic An American Tradition

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780195029901

ISBN10:
0195029909
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/17/1981
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary

Recreating America's first fifty intemperate years, when, from 1790 to 1840, Americans drank more alcoholic beverages per capita than at any other time in history, Rorabaugh examines some of the reasons why Americans drank so much

Table of Contents

A Nation of Drunkards
3(20)
A Good Creature
23(36)
The Spirits of Independence
59(34)
Whiskey Feed
93(30)
The Anxieties of Their Condition
123(24)
The Pursuit of Happiness
147(38)
Demon Rum
185(66)
Appendix
1 Estimating Consumption of Alcohol
223(14)
2 Cross-National Comparisons of Consumption
237(3)
3 Cook Books
240(1)
4 Review of Drinking Motivation Literature
241(6)
5 Quantitative Measurements
247(3)
6 A Recipe
250(1)
Bibliographical Note 251(3)
Key to Abbreviations 254(2)
Notes 256(39)
Index 295


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