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Canadians' relationship with liquor predates good old Canadian beer. Since European contact, liquor existed as an integral part of Canadian culture. Edited by Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, Drink in Canada describes drinking habits, temperance movements, and the prohibition experience in Canada from the 1830s to the 1980s.
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Through an international comparison, Cheryl Warsh introduces the major themes in both historical and anthropological studies of beverage alcohol use. In a separate essay she describes the stigma attached to female alcoholism, particularly its association with prostitution and child neglect. James Sturgis presents the collective biography of the Rennie brothers, who fell victim to alcoholism while ...