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Author Name:    LAMBERT, W.R. LAMBERT, William Rhys

Title:   Drink and Sobriety in Victorian Wales, c. 1820 - c. 1895. First Edition industjacket

Publisher:    University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 1983, ISBN:0708308457 

Seller ID:   97824

LAMBERT, W.R.. Drink and Sobriety in Victorian Wales, , c. 1820 - c. 1895. Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1983. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xiv,1-294,(4) + fldg table. Tables and figures in the text. 8vo, blue boards, with gilt lettering to spine. "This is the first major study of the temperancemovement in nineteenth-century Wales. It is a wide-ranging work which nece ssarily embraces numerous aspects of social, political, economic and cultural history. The role of drink and drinking in Wales on the eve of the "temperance reformation" is examined and the author then traces the development of the temperance movement from its suasionist phase to the attempt, under a distinctly nationalist impulse, to secure parliamentary legislation on the drink issue. Throughout the study run the themes of nonconformity, political and cultural nationalism, reformist pressure group politics, and the history of recreation." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Welsh Society and Drink in the Nineteenth Century; 2. The Growth of the Temperance Movement in Wales:Moderationists versus Teetotallers 1831-1853; 3. The Temperance Society; 4. Temperance and Religion; 5. Prohibition in Wales: The United Kingdom Alliance and the Resort to Political Action; 6.The Temperance Question in WelshLocal and National Politics 1853-1895; 7. Conclusion. Appendices: I. Unite d Kingdom Alliance, Permissive Bill Canvasses in Wales, 1859 and 1889; II. Welsh Office-holders of the United Kingdom Alliance, 1853-1895 . With bibliography and index. Humanities Press label on title-page. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 40.00


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