Try to Control Yourself

Try to Control Yourself

The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-prohibition Ontario, 1927-44

eBook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2012]
ISBN: 9780774822206
0774822201
9780774822220
0774822228
9780774822237
0774822236
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 305 pages) : illustrations, map

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