This Drinking Nation by Jonathan Harris

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Provides a thought-provoking look at the problem of alcohol and problem drinking in America, discussing current public perceptions of alcohol, its impact on young people's lives, and the history of drinking in the United States.
 

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Published May 1, 1994 by Simon & Schuster (Juv). 196 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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An insightful history of the social effects of drinking alcoholic beverages and the dramatic seesaw struggles between ``wets'' and ``drys.'' In Harris's view, beliefs and stereotypes (poverty-stricken women wailing at the doors of their husbands' taverns) have as much power to determine social po...

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In textbook-like fashion, Harris ( Drugged America ) here provides perhaps more than young readers want to know about alcohol.

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