A Distilled History

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A multifaceted history of Canadian drink and drinking by one of Canada's leading historians
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.

Publisher: Toronto : Between the Lines, c2003
ISBN: 9781896357836
Branch Call Number: 394.13 HER
Characteristics: xiii, 497 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.


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Jun 14, 2015

Booze: A Distilled History. --- by --- Craig Heron. This book might almost be the basis for a course in the History of Booze Regulation in Canada/Ontario. It really is a history book. It takes in the early days of booze merchandising in road houses to prohibition and beyond to the changing values and sensibilities of the seventies. Definitely it focuses exclusively on Canada, specifically Ontario. Lots of illustrations but still often tedious. A book for the tenacious that I never did get through.

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