Every home a distillery : alcohol, gender, and technology in the colonial Chesapeake [E-Book] / Sarah Hand Meacham.
Meacham, Sarah Hand
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
xi, 187 pages : illustrations
Early America
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Table of 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.