Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits

Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits

by Stephanie Schorow

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934598092
Publisher: Union Park Press
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 10

Introduction: Recipe for a Drinking Town 13

Taverns in Old Boston: The Spirit of Revolution 25

Boston's Saloon History: Democracy on Tap 45

Prohibition

Part I: So Long, John Barleycorn 75

Part II: Inside the Speakeasy 91

Part III: Gangsters and Do-Gooders 103

Part IV: John Barleycorn Lives 123

The Conga Belt: Nightclubs in Boston 131

Boston's Brewing Past 157

Neighborhood Bars: Boston's Home Away from Home 171

Revolution in a Cocktail Glass 207

Conclusion: The Mystery of the Ward Eight 229

A Glossary of Drinks, Cocktails, and Select Ingredients 244

Bibliography 262

Notes on Sources 266

Index 274

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