The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition

The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition

4.1 6
by W.J. Rorabaugh
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Rorabaugh has written a well thought out and intriguing social history of Americas 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 Americas social fabric. A bold and frequently illuminating…  See more details below

Overview

Rorabaugh has written a well thought out and intriguing social history of Americas 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 Americas 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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."—Journal of Psychohistory

"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."—Reviews in American History

"Great! The dual emphasis on common lifestyles and on reform, on qualitative and quantitative methods make it ideal for undergraduates."—Dan Woods, Ferrum College

"Great! The dual emphasis on common lifestyles and on reform, on qualitative and quantitative methods make it ideal for undergrads."—Dan Woods, Ferrum College

"This accessible monograph is grounded in a useful combination of social psychology and social history, providing undergraduates with an excellent example of how to use theory and evidence to elucidate an important and much-neglected episode in American history."—Simon Cordery, Monmouth College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199766314
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/17/1981
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
931,396
File size:
20 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >