Huge amounts of Captagon produced in the Near East was seized in Italy, It had a street value of at least $billion.
The nadir & the zenith : temperance & excess in the early African American novel
|Publisher:||Athens : The University of Georgia Press, |
|Edition/Format:||Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats|
|Summary:||“The Nadir and the Zenith is a study of temperance and melodramatic excess in African American fiction before the Harlem Renaissance. Anna Pochmara combines formal analysis with attention to the historical context, which, apart from US postbellum race relations, includes also white and black temperance movements and their discourses. Despite the proliferation of black literature in this period, and its popularity at the time, African American fiction between Reconstruction and World War I has not attracted nearly as much scholarly attention as the Harlem Renaissance. Pochmara provocatively aims to suggest that the historical moment when black people’s “status in American society” reached its lowest point-the so-called “Nadir”-coincides with the zenith of black novelistic productivity before World War II. Pochmara’s examination explores authors such as Charles W. Chesnutt, Julia C. Collins, W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Sutton Griggs, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, Lillian B. Jones Horace, James Weldon Johnson, Amelia E. Johnson, Edward A. Johnson, J. McHenry Jones, and Katherine D. Tillman. Altogether, they published no fewer than 33 novels between 1865 and 1918, surpassing the creativity of New Negro prose writers and the number of novels they published during the 1920s”–|
Wadsworth Heritage Service has acquired the archive of Young’s and Co.’s Ram brewery in southwest London, particularly strong in photographic images. Brewery History Society Newsletter 91 (Dec. 2020): 20.
Johanne Steensgaard Nielsen, “Brewing Beer in the Middle Ages (750-1500): Beer Production and
Product Differentiation in Medieval Northern Germany, Part III,” Brewery History 183 (Summer 2020): 38-49.
Google Books is a useful online service, sometimes offering substantial sections of books, sometimes only a few lines. For instance, for David M. Fahey, Temperance Societies in Late Victorian and Edwardian Societies (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020), Google Books provides Chapter One, Temperance People, in full, and also the historiographic introduction, Writing about Temperance.
Hyunhee Park, Soju: A Global History (Cambridge UP, 2021).
|Summary:||“Soju, the “national” distilled alcoholic drink of Korea, has now become one of the world’s most popular drinks, most recently thanks to the recent pop-cultural phenomenon of Korean Wave (Hallyu), represented by the growing popularity of K-Pop, Korean dramas, and Korean foods in today’s globalizing world.2 Clear and colorless with a taste similar to vodka, soju is a kind of spirit, or distilled liquor, whichobtains a high percentage of alcohol content by means of a distillation technology that separates alcohol from the water and other compounds of fermented material”|