The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920 (Paperback)Perry Duis (author)
Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 01/11/1998
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This colorful and perceptive study presents persuasive evidence that the saloon, far from being a magnet for vice and crime, played an important role in working-class community life. Focusing on public drinking in"wide open" Chicago and tightly controlled Boston, Duis offers a provocative discussion of the saloon as a social institution and a locus of the struggle between middle-class notions of privacy and working-class uses of public space.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
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