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Colonial Inns and Taverns of Bucks County: How Pubs, Taprooms and Hostelries Made Revolutionary History
     

Colonial Inns and Taverns of Bucks County: How Pubs, Taprooms and Hostelries Made Revolutionary History

by Marie Murphy Duess
 

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Inns and taverns occupied a position of central importance in colonial American society. Rest stop, hotel, provisioning center, drinking saloon, dining establishment, center of news and gossip, quartering for soldiers--these retreats served an astonishing variety of roles. In Colonial Inns and Taverns of Bucks County, author Marie Duess filters the colonial and

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Inns and taverns occupied a position of central importance in colonial American society. Rest stop, hotel, provisioning center, drinking saloon, dining establishment, center of news and gossip, quartering for soldiers--these retreats served an astonishing variety of roles. In Colonial Inns and Taverns of Bucks County, author Marie Duess filters the colonial and early modern history of Bucks County through the area's wide array of stagecoach stops, grog shops and taprooms. These inns created a whole world unto themselves, with a distinct vernacular (did you know the concepts of "backlog" and "minding your Ps and Qs" both originated from inn life?), set of customs and rituals and purpose within the greater societal framework.
Follow author Marie Duess into the past and discover a fascinating facet of life in early Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596293441
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Marie Duess, currently a vice president of marketing and public relations specialties, has over 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, and public relations. She has coordinated promotions and public relations for hospitals, and also has extensive background as a speechwriter, résumé coach, and freelance correspondent. Duess, who served as a photojournalist for humanitarian organizations providing aid in the Balkans, has written two historical novels. Most recently she ghostwrote a doctor's memoir.

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