Alcohol in the Age of Industry, Empire and War

Ed. Deborah Toner

Examines alcohol production, consumption and regulation, alongside the gendered, medical and ideological practices that surrounded alcohol from 1850 to 1950. Through analyzing major changes in alcohol’s place in society, this book demonstrates the important connections between industrialization, empire-building and the growth of the nation-state. 

Overall, this book proposes a new global framework that is vital to understanding how deeply alcohol was involved in central processes shaping the modern world. Highly illustrated with over 50 images, the book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers studying the cultural history of alcohol.

Table of contents

Contributor Bios
List of Illustrations
1. Introduction: Alcohol in the Age of Industry, Empire and War, Deborah Toner (University of Leicester, UK)
2. Production, Andrew McMichael (Western Kentucky University, USA)
3. Consumption, James Kneale (UCL, UK)
4. Regulation and Prohibition, Dan Malleck (Brock University, Canada)
5. Commerce, Gina Hames (Pacific Lutheran University, USA)
6. Medicine and Health, Sarah Tracy (University of Oklahoma, USA)7. Gender and Sexuality, Stella Moss (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
8. Religion and Ideology, Deborah Toner (University of Leicester, UK) and Paul Townend (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA)
9. Cultural Representations, Deborah Toner (University of Leicester, UK)