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Description - Pubs and Progressives by David W. Gutzke

Inspired by the Progressive belief that the physical environment influenced moral behavior, late nineteenth century British brewers set to work reinventing the pub. They found ready allies among not only government officials, but religious leaders, social workers, journalists, the landed classes, and even the royal family. Surprisingly, these reform-minded brewers acted not only of fear of prohibition or nationalization, but, David Gutzke argues, out of a genuine belief in the possibility of social betterment. In the process, they sought to win respectability for the pub and attract a broader clientele.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780875803357
ISBN-10: 0875803350
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David W. Gutzke

DAVID W. GUTZKE is Professor of History at Missouri State University and President of the Alcohol and Temperance Group.

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