ISBN-10:
0226677699
ISBN-13:
9780226677699
Pub. Date:
06/01/1999
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Faces along the Bar: Lore and Order in the Workingman's Saloon, 1870-1920

Faces along the Bar: Lore and Order in the Workingman's Saloon, 1870-1920

by Madelon Powers

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ISBN-13: 9780226677699
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/01/1999
Series: Historical Studies of Urban America Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 331
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I: The Criteria for Comradeship
1: The Importance of Being Regular
2: Gender, Age, and Marital Status
3: Occupation, Ethnicity, and Neighborhood
Pt. II: The Gentle Art of Clubbing
4: Drinking Folkways
5: Clubbing by Treat
6: Clubbing by Collection
Pt. III: More Lore of the Barroom
7: Games and Gambling
8: Talk and Storytelling
9: Songs and Singing
10: The Free Lunch
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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Lawrence W. Levine

Powers' mastery of history and folklore enable us to experience and understand the workingman's saloon from within: to mingle with its denizens, hear their voices, and decipher their faces along the bar.
— Author of The Opening of the American Mind: Cannons, Culture and History

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