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Main Title: [Book Review:] James S. Roberts, Drink, Temperance and the Working Class in Nineteenth-Century Germany, London, George Allen & Unwin, 1984
Author(s): Grüttner, Michael
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: James Roberts has produced a book that will certainly attract attention. It deals with an area of German social history which is still largely unresearched at a time when interest in the history of every-day life in Germany has greatly increased. The work will serve to shatter some of the views that have been widely held by German historians, especially the widespread notion that working-class alcohol consumption in the nineteenth century was primarily an escapist reaction to the miseries and deprivations arising out of the process of industrialization. In fact, the book consists of two main sections; and whilst the first is principally concerned with the history of the German temperance movement, the second pays closer attention to the drinking behaviour of German workers and the attitude of German Social Democracy.
Issue Date: 1986
Date Available: 8-Jan-2019
DDC Class: 320 Politikwissenschaft
Subject(s): book review
working class
drinking behaviour
alcohol consumption
Journal Title: European History Quarterly
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publisher Place: Washington, DC
Volume: 16
Issue: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/026569148601600307
Page Start: 388
Page End: 390
EISSN: 1461-7110
ISSN: 0265-6914
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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