Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Taverns and Drinking in Early America by Sharon V. Salinger

Sharon 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.

Buy Taverns and Drinking in Early America by Sharon V. Salinger from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780801878992
ISBN-10: 0801878993
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Taverns and Drinking in Early America by Sharon V. Salinger

Book Reviews - Taverns and Drinking in Early America by Sharon V. Salinger

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Taverns and Drinking in Early America book by Sharon V. Salinger and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Sharon V. Salinger

Sharon V. Salinger is chair of the Department of History at the University of California, Riverside.

Books By Sharon V. Salinger

Early English Caribbean, 1570-1700 by Sharon V. Salinger
Hardback, December 2014
$217.80