Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Review: W. J. Rorabaugh's The Alcoholic Republic

Okay, I was going to review W. J. Rorabaugh's The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition -- it's a terrific history of just how much Americans used to drink in the years 1790-1840 (and we're talking about the equivalent of a six-pack every day!), and the concomitant rise of the Temperance movement . . .

But the trillium that I transplanted a couple of years back is now in bloom, and that takes precedence over a book review. So read the book, but don't forget to admire the trilliums along the way.

1 comment:

Norm Potter said...

Gee, I didn't realize what topers my ancesters were. The ones I knew were all bound up in the Temperence Movement. Very Victorian.