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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Try to Control Yourself

The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-Prohibition Ontario, 1927-44

by (author) Dan Malleck

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2012
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), Social History, Health Policy, NON-CLASSIFIABLE, General, Disease & Health Issues
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774822206
    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $85.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774822213
    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price
    $32.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774822220
    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $32.95

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Description

The prohibition era of gangsters and bootleggers has captured our imagination. But what happened when government turned the taps back on? Dan Malleck shows that contrary to popular belief, post-prohibition Ontario was an age when the government struggled to please both the “wets” and the “drys.” Rather than pandering to temperance groups, officials sought to define and promote manageable drinking spaces in which citizens would follow the rules of proper drinking and foster self-control. The regulation of liquor consumption was a remarkable bureaucratic balancing act between temperance and its detractors but equally between governance and its ideal drinker.

About the author

Awards

  • Winner, Best Health and Drinks Book (World), Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
  • Winner, Gourmand Best Health and Drinks Book (Canada - English), Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
  • Winner, CLIO Prize for Ontario, Canadian Historical Association

Contributor Notes

Dan Malleck is an associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Brock University.

Other titles by Dan Malleck