Description : A comprehensive encyclopedia on all aspects of the production, consumption, and social impact of alcohol. * 500 A-Z entries on the production and use of the principal alcoholic beverages, cultural representations, temperance movements, research, treatment, and forms of regulation and prohibition in the United States and around the world * Written by 170+ international scholars from the disciplines of history, anthropology, medicine, political science, cultural studies, and the law * A chronology of major events in the history of alcohol and its social response since the 18th century * Numerous drawings and illustrations such as historical photographs, vintage lithographs, posters, and product labels representing early advertising
Description : This new edition of a pioneering work, first published in 1971, studies the impact of industrialization on drinking habits and attitudes toward drink in England. The book had a major impact on writing about nineteenth-century social history, and continues today to be a much-used resource. This revised edition includes new material and assesses research done since 1971. It also features a fresh introduction which examines the book's place in the understanding of Victorian social history.