The Social History of Bourbon

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University Press of Kentucky, Aug 31, 2010 - Performing Arts - 280 pages
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Few lives provide as much history or drama as those of monarchs. Filmmakers from the silent era to onward have displayed a deep fascination with the lives of royalty and with queens in particular. Still, the question remains: what do these films really tell us about the women beneath the crowns?Drawing on films from the 1930s to those of today, Royal Portraits in Hollywood: Filming the Lives of Queens investigates the ways in which these films reproduce history and represent women. Though hardly progressive in nature, many early films offered an acceptable, nonthreatening way to present strong female characters in an economic and social landscape run almost exclusively by men. Authors Elizabeth Ford and Deborah Mitchell track the evolution of queens on film, noting how depictions of prominent women have changed over the past several decades and calling attention to the ways in which films both reflect and dictate the social norms of their eras.By comparing historical records of monarchs such as Queen Christina of Sweden, Catherine the Great, Cleopatra, and Elizabeth I with their onscreen personas, and examining the biographical details of the actresses who portrayed these women, Ford and Mitchell present a fascinating inquiry into issues of historical accuracy and gender politics in film.
 

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Contents

1 Drinks and Drinking in Early America
1
2 Watermelon Armies and Whiskey Boys
11
3 Bourbons Country Cousin
24
4 The First True Bourbon
33
5 A Name with a Melody All Its OwnKentucky
50
6 The Dark Age of American Drinking
62
7 Whiskey in the Civil War
71
8 Golden Years of the Bourbon Aristocracy
81
13 Westward the Jug of Empire Took Its Way
137
14 A Sofa with Every Case
149
15 ButWhat Is Whiskey?
163
16 Whiskey Fun and Folklore
174
17 The Swinging Door
187
18 The Zenith of Mans Pleasure
207
From 1920 to the Day Before Yesterday
218
Chronology
231

9 Drinking Down the National Debt
94
10 Moonshine and Honeysuckle
102
11 The Great Whiskey Steal
114
Photo insert
120
12 The Highwine Trust
128
Glossary
235
Chapter Notes
239
Index
271
Back cover
281
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Gerald Carson (1899 -- 1989) was the author of several books of social history.

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