The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920
by Perry Duis
University of Illinois Press, 1983
Cloth: 978-0-252-01010-1 | Paper: 978-0-252-06781-5
Library of Congress Classification HV5201.S6D84 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 647.9573

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
 

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