The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920
The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920
University of Illinois Press

The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920

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Presents evidence that the saloon, played an important role in the working-class community life. Focusing on public drinking in Chicago and Boston, this book offers a 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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