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Try to Control Yourself: The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-Prohibition Ontario, 1927-44

Malleck, Dan

Editore: UBC Press
ISBN 10: 0774822201 / ISBN 13: 9780774822206
Usato / Hardcover / Quantità: 1
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Titolo: Try to Control Yourself: The Regulation of ...

Casa editrice: UBC Press

Legatura: Hardcover

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The prohibition era of gangsters and bootleggers has captured our imagination. But what happened when government turned the taps back on? Dan Malleck shows that contrary to popular belief, post-prohibition Ontario was an age when the government struggled to please both the "wets" and the "drys." Rather than pandering to temperance groups, officials sought to define and promote manageable drinking spaces in which citizens would follow the rules of proper drinking and foster self-control. The regulation of liquor consumption was a remarkable bureaucratic balancing act between temperance and its detractors but equally between governance and its ideal drinker.

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An engaging account of the Ontario government?s vision for reconstructing a public culture of drink following repeal of the Ontario Temperance Act. 

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