The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920

The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920

by Perry Duis
     
 

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This colorful and perceptive study presents persuasive evidence that the saloon, far from being a magnet for vice and crime, played an important role in working-class community life. Focusing on public drinking in "wide open" Chicago and tightly controlled Boston, Perry Duis offers a provocative discussion of the saloon as a social institution and a locus of the…  See more details below

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This colorful and perceptive study presents persuasive evidence that the saloon, far from being a magnet for vice and crime, played an important role in working-class community life. Focusing on public drinking in "wide open" Chicago and tightly controlled Boston, Perry Duis offers a provocative discussion of the saloon as a social institution and a locus of the struggle between middle-class notions of privacy and working-class uses of public space.

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ISBN-13:
9780252067815
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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