We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Drinking in America: our secret history

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2015.
Language:
English
Description
In Drinking in America, bestselling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
Seen through the lens of alcoholism, American history takes on a vibrancy and a tragedy missing from many earlier accounts. From the drunkenness of the Pilgrims to Prohibition hijinks, drinking has always been a cherished American custom: a way to celebrate and a way to grieve and a way to take the edge off. At many pivotal points in our history-the illegal Mayflower landing at Cape Cod, the enslavement of African Americans, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Kennedy assassination, to name only a few-alcohol has acted as a catalyst.
Some nations drink more than we do, some drink less, but no other nation has been the drunkest in the world as America was in the 1830s only to outlaw drinking entirely a hundred years later. Both a lively history and an unflinching cultural investigation, Drinking in America unveils the volatile ambivalence within one nation's tumultuous affair with alcohol.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781455513871
9781455579426
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID2ccc7624-2434-a6a1-a4b7-0e9e0d67a3c2
Grouping Titledrinking in america our secret history
Grouping Authorsusan cheever
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-11-30 02:08:38AM
Last Indexed2021-11-30 03:12:30AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781455513871

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorCheever, Susan.
author_displayCheever, Susan
available_at_catalogArden-Dimick
Martin Luther King Jr.
McKinley
North Natomas
Orangevale
Rancho Cordova
Valley Hi-North Laguna
detailed_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Martin Luther King, Jr.
McKinley
North Natomas
Orangevale
Rancho Cordova
Valley Hi-North Laguna
display_descriptionIn Drinking in America, bestselling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
Seen through the lens of alcoholism, American history takes on a vibrancy and a tragedy missing from many earlier accounts. From the drunkenness of the Pilgrims to Prohibition hijinks, drinking has always been a cherished American custom: a way to celebrate and a way to grieve and a way to take the edge off. At many pivotal points in our history-the illegal Mayflower landing at Cape Cod, the enslavement of African Americans, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Kennedy assassination, to name only a few-alcohol has acted as a catalyst.
Some nations drink more than we do, some drink less, but no other nation has been the drunkest in the world as America was in the 1830s only to outlaw drinking entirely a hundred years later. Both a lively history and an unflinching cultural investigation, Drinking in America unveils the volatile ambivalence within one nation's tumultuous affair with alcohol.
format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
id2ccc7624-2434-a6a1-a4b7-0e9e0d67a3c2
isbn9781455513871
9781455579426
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b23809498.i72699899Martin Luther King, Jr.394.1309 C515 20151falsefalseOn Shelfkinag
ils:.b23809498.i72699966Rancho Cordova394.1309 C515 20151falsefalseOn Shelfranag
ils:.b23809498.i72699954North Natomas394.1309 C515 20151falsefalseOn Shelfnntag
ils:.b23809498.i72699929Orangevale394.1309 C515 20151falsefalseOn Shelforaag
ils:.b23809498.i72699930McKinley394.1309 C515 20151falsefalseOn Shelfmckag
ils:.b23809498.i72699917Valley Hi-North Laguna394.1309 C515 20151falsefalseOn Shelfvalag
ils:.b23809498.i72699905Arden-Dimick394.1309 C515 20151falsefalseOn Shelfardag
overdrive:efc17aa2-7316-4115-ae53-980b8c955df7-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2021-11-30T11:12:30.301Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog394.1309 C515 2015
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Martin Luther King Jr.
McKinley
North Natomas
Orangevale
Rancho Cordova
Valley Hi-North Laguna
primary_isbn9781455513871
publishDate2015
publisherGrand Central Publishing
Twelve,
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b23809498BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishTwelve, 2015.x, 258 pages ; 24 cm
overdrive:efc17aa2-7316-4115-ae53-980b8c955df7eBookeBookEnglishGrand Central Publishing2015
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b23809498.i72699899On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23809498.i72699966On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23809498.i72699954On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23809498.i72699929On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23809498.i72699930On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23809498.i72699917On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b23809498.i72699905On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
overdrive:efc17aa2-7316-4115-ae53-980b8c955df7-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetDrinking of alcoholic beverages -- United States -- History
title_displayDrinking in America : our secret history
title_fullDrinking in America : our secret history / Susan Cheever
Drinking in America Our Secret History
title_shortDrinking in America
title_subour secret history
topic_facetDrinking of alcoholic beverages
History
Nonfiction
Sociology