The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition

The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition

by W.J. Rorabaugh
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The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition by W.J. Rorabaugh

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780199766314
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/17/1981
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 552,024
File size: 20 MB
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The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Aglaia More than 1 year ago
I have been meaning to get this book for a very very long time, as I heard good things about it from a friend. Once I got it and started reading, I could not put it down. The book is very well researched, it is obvious that the author took the task seriously and went through records and accounts meticulously, but what really raised the book above other similar ones is the highly entertaining style, which makes it an easy, yet compelling read. I had a mighty good time reading it, and it is also a very revealing book. Reading about America`s past drinking habits and how that changed over time explains a lot about our present society as well. Read it, you will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best non-fiction book I have ever read. I would even recommend this book to someone who does not like to read history. It was very interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i found it shocking how americans can be so self indulgent. its amazing to see how many drunks we once had back then, and how you can compare it to today. still to this day, after all that we know of the harmful effects alcohol has on us, we still indulge ourselves with the sweet liquid. weird