Category: History

Temperance Magazines (Temperance Journals or Periodicals)

temperance magzines

Many organizations published temperance magazines or journals. This listing includes most of those. However, it does not include annual reports, minutes, proceedings, or yearbooks.    Overview of Temperance Magazines I.   Geographic List II.  Alphabetical List III. Resources After each temperance magazine is when available, the place of publication, the sponsoring organization, and the dates …

Read more

Prohibition and Progressives: Progressives Promoted Prohibition

Prohibition and Progressives were closely connected. In fact, the Progressive Movement strongly promoted prohibition. The Progrssive Era was between about 1890 and 1920. It was a reaction to social problems, They thought these were caused by industrialization, political corruption, and other developments. Progressives wanted to create an ideal society. Their approach was to reduce personal …

Read more

Drunk Driving is Unacceptable Socially and Legally Today

dry county alcohol-related

Drunken driving was accepted behavior until the early 1980s. Then Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) raised our consciousness. As did Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD),* Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) and other groups. Now, drunk driving is unacceptable. Decades Ago Decades ago, Dean Martin and many others took pride how much they drank. Alcohol abuse and …

Read more

Cooking with Liquor or Spirits (Rum, Whiskey, Gin, Etc.)

grocers sell liquor

Many people cook with wine. But cooking with liquor or spirits adds exciting new flavors to food. This makes them more interesting. As the alcohol evaporates, their essences are concentrated. Their sugars also become carmelized. And, of course, nothing compares to the excitement of a flambed dish! All of the cookbooks below provide great ways …

Read more

George Washington Alcohol Quiz (It’s Really Fun! )

drinking in American life

How much do you know about George Washington? Did he wear wooden false teeth? Or throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River? Did he chop down a cherry tree? Test your knowledge of the first president by taking this George Washington Alcohol Quiz. Good luck! George Washington Alcohol Quiz. 1. George Washington considered himself primarily: …

Read more

Social History of Alcohol in America: Discover Its Ironies

prohibition supported

The Spirits of America. A Social History of Alcohol chronicles the role of alcohol in US life and culture. It does so from the earliest Colonial period. Learn about colorful characters. They range greatly. There’s the well-known hatchet-wielding Carry Nation. And there’s little- known Man in the Green Hat. See how and why alcohol changed from …

Read more

Early Alcohol Trivia from Cavemen To Columbus: Fun Facts

history of liquor

Humans have made alcoholic beverages for thousands of years. Here we look at early alcohol trivia from caveman to Columbus. Share your favorite alcohol fun facts with friends and family! Beer was probably a staple before bread. 1 The world’s oldest known recipe is for beer. 2 Alcohol beverages have been produced for at least …

Read more

Alcoholic Beverages Trivia and Fun Facts (Ales to Zombies)

alcoholic beverages trivia

Have fun with these fun facts! We cover the waterfront from ales to zombies. Enjoy these alcoholic beverages trivia. Then share your favorites with your friends, family, and co-workers! The total alcohol content of a standard can of beer, glass of dinner wine, or spirits drink are the same. Each has six-tenths of an ounce …

Read more

Bourbon Country Trail (Popular Destination in Kentucky)

bourbon country trail

Kentucky’s Bourbon Country Trail is a very popular drive. Travellers can visit six Bourbon distilleries located close to each other. They’re scattered among the rolling hills west of Lexington. Bourbon has been a part of American history and culture for over 200 years. As a result,  Congress has declared Bourbon to be the official distilled …

Read more

Alcohol and Drinking in American Life and Culture: Fun Facts

Drinking in American life goes back to the early colonial settlers. (Virtually no Native Americans had alcohol.) Some people have called making and drinking alcohol as American as apple pie. Actually, these activities may be more American than apple pie. That’s because they existed in the country long before apples were introduced from Europe. Indeed, …

Read more