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Alcoholism in America : From Reconstruction to Prohibition - 07 edition

Alcoholism in America : From Reconstruction to Prohibition (ISBN10: 0801886201; ISBN13: 9780801886201)
ISBN13: 978-0801886201
ISBN10: 0801886201

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0801881190
ISBN10: 0801881196

Summary: Alcoholism in America tells the story of physicians, politicians, court officials, and families struggling to address the problem of excessive alcohol consumption at the turn of the century. Beginning with the formation of the American Association for the Cure of Inebriates in 1870 and concluding with the enactment of Prohibition in 1920, historian Sarah W. Tracy examines the effect of the disease concept of alcoholism on individual drinkers and their families and fr
iends, as well as the ongoing battle between policy makers and the professional medical community for jurisdiction over alcohol problems.
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Summary: Alcoholism in America tells the story of physicians, politicians, court officials, and families struggling to address the problem of excessive alcohol consumption at the turn of the century. Beginning with the formation of the American Association for the Cure of Inebriates in 1870 and concluding with the enactment of Prohibition in 1920, historian Sarah W. Tracy examines the effect of the disease concept of alcoholism on individual drinkers and their families and friends, as well as the ongoing battle between policy makers and the professional medical community for jurisdiction over alcohol problems. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Year Published: 2007
International: No



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