The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920

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University of Illinois Press, 1999 - 380 pages
This colorful and perceptive study presents persuasive evidence that the saloon, far from being a magnet for vice and crime, played an important role in working-class community life. Focusing on public drinking in "wide open" Chicago and tightly controlled Boston, Duis offers a provocative discussion of the saloon as a social institution and a locus of the struggle between middle-class notions of privacy and working-class uses of public space.
 

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Introduction
1
From Entrepreneur to Employee
15
The Saloon as a Small Business The Function of Failure
46
The Saloon and the Public Neighborhood
86
Public Politics and the Saloon
114
The Public Melting Pot
143
The Saloon in a City of Strangers
172
The Triumph of Moral Geography
204
Saloon Crime From WideOpen to Underground Vice
230
The Long Slow Death of the Saloon
274
Comments on Primary Sources
305
Notes
307
Index
363
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Perry R. Duis is professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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