The Serpent in the Cup: Temperance in American Literature (Google eBook)

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David S. Reynolds, Debra J. Rosenthal
Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 237 pages
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An exploration of America's battle with the bottle through an analysis of literature on temperance. The ten essays in this book include topics ranging from the cultural role of the tavern in the 18th century, to the emergence of the disease paradigm of alcoholism in the 20th century.
  

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About the author (1997)

David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books include John Brown, Abolitionist, winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award; Walt Whitman's America, winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Ambassador Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Beneath the American Renaissance, winner of the Christian Gauss Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He lives in Old Westbury, New York.

Debra J. Rosenthal is associate professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has edited or coedited several books, including "Mixing Race, Mixing Culture: Inter-American Literary Dialogues" and "A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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