The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition
"Rorabaugh has written a well thought out and intriguing social history of America's great alcoholic binge that occurred between 1790 and 1830, what he terms 'a key formative period' in our history....A pioneering work that illuminates a part of our heritage that can no longer be neglected in future studies of America's social fabric. A bold and frequently illuminating attempt to investigate the relationship of a single social custom to the central features of our historical experience....A book which always asks interesting questions and provides many provocative answers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Scapegoats - LibraryThing
The United States has an ambivalent relationship with alcohol. It is a large segment of the economy as well as social life, but many religious groups condemn alcohol as a sin. W.J. Rorabaugh explores ... Read full review
Review: The Alcoholic Republic: An American TraditionUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
I was excited to read this book, and while it was true there were some very interesting parts, mostly it dragged on and I didn't find it half as entertaining as I had hoped. My classmates felt the same way as ewll. Read full review