ISBN-10:
019973495X
ISBN-13:
9780199734955
Pub. Date:
06/21/2011
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops

America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops

by Christine Sismondo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199734955
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 915,657
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Christine Sismondo is a writer and lecturer in Humanities at York University in Toronto. She has written numerous articles about film, literature, drinking, and vice, as well as the book Mondo Cocktail, a narrative history of cocktails.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Tale of Two Bars
CHAPTER ONE: A Puritan Walks into a Bar (1600-1700)
CHAPTER TWO: A Lawyer Walks into a Bar (1700-1750)
CHAPTER THREE: A Revolutionary Walks into a Bar (1750-1776)
CHAPTER FOUR: A Taxman Walks into a Bar (1777-1830)
CHAPTER FIVE: An Irishman Walks into a Bar (1830-1900)
CHAPTER SIX: An Industrialist Walks into a Bar (1900-1920)
CHAPTER SEVEN: A Flapper Walks into a Speakeasy (1920-1933)
CHAPTER EIGHT: America Walks into a Bar (1934-1950)
CHAPTER NINE: A Cop Walks into a Bar (1949-1970)
Post-Script: A Mother and Her Baby Walk into a Bar

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