- Title Pages
- 1 A monstrous plant: alcohol and the Reformation
- 2 Healths, toasts and pledges: political drinking in the seventeenth century
- 3 A new kind of drunkenness: the gin craze
- 4 The politics of sobriety: coffee and society in Georgian England
- 5 A fascinating poison: early medical writing on drink
- 6 Ungovernable passions: intoxication and Romanticism
- 7 Odious monopolies: power, control and the 1830 Beer Act
- 8 The last tyrant: the rise of temperance
- 9 A monstrous theory: the politics of prohibition
- 10 The State and the trade: the drink question at the turn of the century
- 11 Central control: war and nationalisation
- 12 The study of inebriety: medicine and the law
- 13 The pub and the people: drinking places and popular culture
- 14 Prevention and health: alcohol and public health
- 15 Beer orders: the changing landscape in the 1990s
- 16 Drinking responsibly: media, government and binge drinking
- Conclusion: the drink question today
- The Politics of Alcohol
- Manchester University Press
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