Booze: A Distilled History

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Between The Lines, 2003 - Art - 497 pages
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Booze is a history of Canadian drink and drinking from the European conquest to the present. Filled with photographs, ads, and cartoons, this multifaceted story features the liquor traffic, alcohol in Native communities, the law and prohibition, public drunkenness, the workingman's club, bootlegging, alcoholism, and a wide array of watering holes.

"To write about booze is to enter into a minefield of controversy," writes Heron, acknowledging the complexity of his subject. Booze is a work of engaging scholarship by one of Canada's leading historians.
  

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Contents

In Search of John Barleycorn
1
The Water of Life
17
Taking the Pledge
51
The Reign of King Alcohol
79
The Long Arm of the Law
131
Wet Voices
187
One Hell of a Farce
235
Trying Again
269
The Recreational Drug
299
Rediscovering the Alcoholic
351
The Elusive John Barleycorn
371
Abbreviations Used in the Captions
390
Notes
391
Bibliography
439
Index
479
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About the author (2003)

Craig Heron teaches Canadian history and labour studies at York University, Toronto.

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