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Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780231151160
Author(s): Andrew F. Smith
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Dimensions: 160 x 229 x 30 (w x l x h)
Pages: 319
Series: Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History (Hardcover)

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A companion to Andrew F. Smith's critically acclaimed and popular "Eating History: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine," this volume recounts the individuals, ingredients, corporations, controversies, and myriad events responsible for America's diverse and complex beverage scene. He revisits the country's major historical moments: colonization, the American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion, the temperance movement, Prohibition, and repeal, and he tracks the growth of the American beverage industry throughout the world. The result is an intoxicating encounter with an often overlooked aspect of American culture and global influence.

Whether alcoholic or nonalcoholic, carbonated or caffeinated, warm or frozen, watery or thick, spicy or plain — Americans have invented, adopted, modified, and commercialized tens of thousands of beverages. These include uncommon cocktails, varieties of coffee and milk, and such iconic creations as Welch's grape juice, Coca-Cola, root beer, and Kool-Aid. Involved in their creation and promotion were entrepreneurs and environmentalists, bartenders and bottlers, politicians and lobbyists, organized and unorganized criminals, teetotalers and drunks, German and Italian immigrants, savvy advertisers and gullib
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