examples of Chicago’s alcohol-drenched history
Mentions the Lager Beer Riot of 1855 but focuses on bars that opened later in the 19th century and operated during the prohibition.
while a true museum will never be commissioned, several establishments still serve as de facto galleries showcasing the social, economic and political link between alcohol and Chicago’s storied past
Why will a museum not be commissioned? Because of attitudes toward alcohol in the U.S.? No wonder there are so many problems with alcohol on U.S. campuses. While not obliterated, the history of alcohol in that country is merely mentioned in passing. Of course, compulsory alcohol-awareness programs on campuses focus on the issue of drunk driving (with no discussion of alternatives, such as public transportation) or the “affects” (sic!) of alcohol on the body with little or no mention of alcohol’s cultural significance, its place in history, its social role, or even responsible drinking. Typical moral entrepreneur business.