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Paperback Domesticating Drink : Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940 Book

ISBN: 080186870X

ISBN13: 9780801868702

Domesticating Drink : Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940

(Part of the Gender Relations in the American Experience Series)

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The period of prohibition, from 1919 to 1933, marks the fault line between the cultures of Victorian and modern America. In Domesticating Drink , Murdock argues that the debates surrounding alcohol also marked a divide along gender lines. For much of early American history, men generally did the drinking, and women and children were frequently the victims of alcohol-associated violence and abuse. As a result, women stood at the fore of the temperance...

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