Every home a distillery : alcohol, gender, and technology in the colonial Chesapeake / Sarah Hand Meacham

Author(s): Meacham, Sarah Hand, 1972-
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Subjects: Brewing--Social aspects--Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)--History
Distilling industries--Social aspects--Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)--History
Housewives--Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)--History
Home economics--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
Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)--History
Bars (Drinking establishments)--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
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
Series: Early America
Early America
LC Classification: T, TP
Physical Description: xi, 187 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction 1
1. "It Was Being Too Abstemious That Brought This Sickness upon Me": Alcoholic Beverage Consumption in the Early Chesapeake 6
2. "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 24
3. "This Drink Cannot Be Kept During the Summer": Large Planters, Science, and Community Networks in the Early Eighteenth Century 40
4. "Anne Howard ... Will Take in Gentlemen"; White Middling Women and the Tavernkeeping Trade in Colonial Virginia 64
5. "Ladys Here All Go to Market to Supply Their Pantry": Alcohol for Sale, 1760 to 1776 82
6. "Every Man His Own Distiller": Technology, the American Revolution, and the Masculinization of Alcohol Production in the Late Eighteenth Century 95
7. "He Is Much Addicted to Strong Drinke": The Problem of Alcohol 120
A Few Recipes 139
Notes 143
Essay on Sources 171
Index 181
Notes: LCCN: 2008050544
ISBN: 9780801893124 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0801893127 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
OCLC Number: 276994717
ISBN/ISSN: 9780801893124