Presents evidence that the saloon, played an important role in the working-class community life. Focusing on public drinking in Chicago and Boston, this book offers a discussion of the saloon, as a social institution and a locus of the struggle between middle-class notions of privacy and working-class uses of public space.Besides the cost of beer, whiskey, and the liquor license, the proprietor faced an unending series of bills. One of these was labor. ... Child labor laws in both the Bay State and Illinois generally excluded the hiring of nonfamily minors. In 1897 the Chicago City Council ... While essentially an antivice measure, this ordinance reduced the ranks but did not eliminate female bartenders. Wives and widows of anbsp;...
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