The Daily News Register

The Daily Register offers citations of recent publications and news
related to the history of alcohol and drugs.

 

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Preserving history of tobacco in southern Appalachia

http://www.heraldcourier.com/community/history-harvest-preserves-regional-history-of-tobacco-farming/article_62e267a2-f947-11e6-939f-4b6e4e6d7bae.html

Tom Lee (East Tennessee State University)has launched a “History Harvest” project to locate and digitally preserve documents, photographs, artifacts, and personal and family histories of tobacco farming in southern Appalachia.

Lee recently published “Southern Appalachia’s Nineteenth-Century Bright Tobacco Boom: Industrialization, Urbanization, and the Culture of Tobacco,” Agricultural History 88, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 175-206.

 

 

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CFP: connections in commerce & consumption, 1500-1800

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Very drugged Nazis (b0ok review)

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/03/09/blitzed-very-drugged-nazis/

Antony Beevor reviews Norman Ohler, Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich.

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Coca (book)

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Agnes Weston and the Royal Navy (chapter)

Mary A. Conley. From Jack Tar to Union Jack: Representing naval manhood in the British Empire, 1870–1918 (Manchester University Press, 2017), ch. 2, “For the Good of the Boys in Blue: Philanthropy, Agnes Weston, and Contested Manhood.”  Conley previously published “’You Don’t Make a Torpedo Gunner out of Drunkards’: Agnes Weston, Temperance, and the British Navy,” Northern Mariner 9/1 (Jan. 1999): 1-22.

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Steve Lozar and Montana’s beer history

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/beer-obsessed-montana-man-preserves-state-s-brewing-history/article_141b1f76-d257-5e21-aee6-daac756ba1cb.html

Steve Lozar runs a printing shop when he is not researching the history of beer in Montana.  He is writing a book on Montana’s beer history and hosts a private museum at Poison, Montana, on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  Lozar is a Native American who is active in the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

The article also mentions Michael Fox, curator at the Museum of the Rockies (Montana State University) who delivers a monthly lecture series on hops and history.

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