America Walks into a Bar

A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops
Author(s): 
Sismondo, Christine
ISBN: 
9780199324484
Date published: 
June 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£10.99

In this book, Christine Sismondo recounts the rich and fascinating history of an institution often reviled, yet always central to American life. She traces the tavern from England to New England, carrying the story through the twentieth century and beyond, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the temperance movement, from attempts to ban "treating" to Prohibition and repeal.