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Rum punch & revolution : taverngoing & public life in eighteenth century Philadelphia

Author: Peter Thompson
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1999.
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thompson shows how the public houses provided a setting in which Philadelphians from all walks of life revealed their characters and ideas as nowhere else. He takes the reader into the cramped confines of the colonial bar room, describing the friendships, misunderstandings, and conflicts which were generated among the city's drinkers, and investigates the profitability of running a tavern in a city which, until
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Peter, 1960-
Rum punch & revolution.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607116267
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Thompson
ISBN: 0812234596 9780812234596 0812216644 9780812216646
OCLC Number: 39281949
Description: 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "For strangers and workmen": the origins and development of Philadelphia's tavern trade --
"Contrived for entertainment": running a tavern in colonial Philadelphia --
"Company divided into committees": taverngoing in colonial Philadelphia --
"Of great presumption": public houses, public culture, and the political life of colonial Philadelphia --
"Councils of state": Philadelphia's taverns and the American Revolution --
Epilogue: "All the apparatus of eastern fable" --
Index of tavernkeepers, petitioners for tavern licenses, and public houses.
Series Title: Early American studies.
Other Titles: Rum punch and revolution
Responsibility: Peter Thompson.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_306748
991000414609705351

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Opinionated and profoundly undeferential, taverngoers did more than drink; they forced their political leaders to consider whether and how public opinion could be represented in the counsels of a  Read more...
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