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Author Meacham, Sarah Hand, 1972-

Title Every home a distillery : alcohol, gender, and technology in the colonial Chesapeake / Sarah Hand Meacham
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 187 pages) : illustrations
Series Early America
Early America.
Contents "It was being too abstemious that brought this sickness upon me" : alcoholic beverage consumption in the early Chesapeake -- "They will be adjudged by their drinke, what kind of housewives they are" : gender, technology, and household cidering in England and the Chesapeake, 1690 to 1760 -- "This drink cannot be kept during the summer" : large planters, science, and community networks in the early eighteenth century -- "Anne Howard-- will take in gentlemen" : white middling women and the tavernkeeping trade in colonial Virginia -- "Ladys here all go to market to supply their pantry" : alcohol for sale, 1760 to 1776 -- "Every man his own distiller" : technology, the American Revolution, and the masculinization of alcohol production in the late eighteenth century -- "He is much addicted to strong drinke" : the problem of alcohol -- A few recipes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History.
Brewing -- Social aspects -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History.
Distilling industries -- Social aspects -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History.
Home economics -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History.
Housewives -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History.
Sex role -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History.
Social classes -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History.
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008050544
ISBN 0801897912 (electronic bk.)
9780801897917 (electronic bk.)