The Serpent in the Cup: Temperance in American Literature
David S. Reynolds, Debra J. Rosenthal
Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 237 pages
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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