Harper (history, Alabama State U.-Montgomery) combines information from primary and secondary sources to delve into when commercial distilling began on the island, how people began drinking it, the reaction of society in general and of the church and state in particular, when official policy developed concerning distilled spirits, and at what point the government became financially dependent on taxing it. He begins with the beginnings of distillation in antiquity, traces its development through the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the origins of the commercial trade in Britain during the Stuart era, and follows it to its decline by the middle of the 18th century. The text is double spaced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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