The United States as we know it was born in a bar, according to a new history of drinking in America. Author Christine Sismondo says most of the major events of the Revolution were plotted in colonial taverns, the start of a grand old American tradition
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5:00 AMThis show is part 1 of 3 on the History of Tea drinking.Thought we should learn about tea drinking before throwing it into Boston Harbor
From Neanderthals to Napoleon’s sister, each week Footnoting History’s team of young academics share their favorite stories from across history.
Do you like to drink? Well, so did people in the middle ages… Tune in to learn about what people were drinking and about the culture associated with booze 700 years ago.
Judith Bennett, Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England: Women’s Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996).
Peter Clark, The English Alehouse: A Social History, 1200-1830 (London: Longman, 1983).
Barbara Hanawalt. “The Host, the Law and the Ambiguous Space of Medieval London Taverns,” in Medieval Crime and Social Control, ed. Barbara Hanawalt and David Walace (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), pp. 204-223.
A. Lynn Martin, Alcohol, Sex and Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (New York: Palgrave, 2001).
To celebrate reaching double figures, the boys play a drinking game on this episode, as a result they are more relaxed, but it would be fair to say the quality suffers. Topics discussed on this episode include; lost in translation stories (quickly turns to a brag session), underage drinking, selling out and interpreting the 10 commandments for our information age…oh and the slap is back!