Try to Control Yourself: The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-Prohibition Ontario, 1927-44

Try to Control Yourself The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post Prohibition Ontario Countless authors historians journalists and screenwriters havewritten about the prohibition era an age of jazz and speakeasies gangsters and bootleggers But only a few have explored what happene

  • Title: Try to Control Yourself: The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-Prohibition Ontario, 1927-44
  • Author: Dan Malleck
  • ISBN: 9780774822206
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Countless authors, historians, journalists, and screenwriters havewritten about the prohibition era, an age of jazz and speakeasies, gangsters and bootleggers But only a few have explored what happenedwhen governments turned the taps back on.In Try to Control Yourself, Dan Malleck shifts the focus tothe province of Ontario after the repeal of the Ontario Temperance ActCountless authors, historians, journalists, and screenwriters havewritten about the prohibition era, an age of jazz and speakeasies, gangsters and bootleggers But only a few have explored what happenedwhen governments turned the taps back on.In Try to Control Yourself, Dan Malleck shifts the focus tothe province of Ontario after the repeal of the Ontario Temperance Act, an age when the government struggled to please both the wets and the drys, the latter a powerfullobby that continued to believe that alcohol consumption posed aterrible social danger Did the Liquor Control Board of Ontario panderto temperance forces, or did it forge a new path Malleck sfrom the ground up historical research of regulation in six diversecommunities Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara, Essex County, Waterloo County, and Thunder Bay district reveals that theBoard placated anti liquor groups while at the same time seeking todefine and promote manageable drinking spaces Its goal was to provide appealing places in which to consume alcohol than the many illegaldrinking dens or blind pigs, places where citizens wouldlearn to follow the rules of proper drinking and fosterself control.The regulation of liquor consumption was a remarkable bureaucraticbalancing act between temperance and its detractors but equally betweengovernance and its ideal drinker.Dan Malleck is an associate professor in theDepartment of Community Health Sciences at Brock University.

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