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By W.J. Rorabaugh

"Rorabaugh has written a good suggestion out and exciting social background of America's nice alcoholic binge that happened among 1790 and 1830, what he phrases 'a key formative interval' in our history....A pioneering paintings that illuminates part of our background which may not be overlooked in destiny experiences of America's social cloth. A daring and regularly illuminating try and examine the connection of a unmarried social customized to the crucial gains of our old experience....A publication which consistently asks fascinating questions and offers many provocative solutions.

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