Taverns and Drinking in Early America
By (author) Sharon V. Salinger
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Taverns and Drinking in Early America by Sharon V. Salinger
Book DescriptionSharon V. Salinger's Taverns and Drinking in Early America supplies the first study of public houses and drinking throughout the mainland British colonies. At a time when drinking water supposedly endangered one's health, colonists of every rank, age, race, and gender drank often and in quantity, and so taverns became arenas for political debate, business transactions, and small-town gossip sessions. Salinger explores the similarities and differences in the roles of drinking and tavern sociability in small towns, cities, and the countryside; in Anglican, Quaker, and Puritan communities; and in four geographic regions. Challenging the prevailing view that taverns tended to break down class and gender differences, Salinger persuasively argues they did not signal social change so much as buttress custom and encourage exclusion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801878992
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Sharon V. Salinger
Sharon V. Salinger is chair of the Department of History at the University of California, Riverside.
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