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Cannon, Eoin F., 1973-
The saloon and the mission : addiction, conversion, and the politics of redemption in American culture / Eoin F. Cannon
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2013]
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 3rd Floor  HV5279 .C37 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Alcoholism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Alcoholism -- Treatment -- United States -- History
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- History
Temperance in literature
Alcoholism in literature
Rescue missions (Church work) -- United States -- History
Recovery movement -- United States -- History
Physical Description xv, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-309) and index
Contents Introduction : addiction recovery and the world as it should be -- The drunkard's conversion and the salvation of the social order -- "What a radical found in Water Street" -- The varieties of conversion polemic -- New Deal individualism and the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous -- Literary realism and the secularization of the drunkard's conversion -- The drinker's epiphany in modernist literature -- The iceman cometh and the drama of disillusion -- Recovery memoir and the crack-up of liberalism -- Conclusion : addiction in a new era of recovery

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