The Licensed City
Regulating drink in Liverpool, 1830-1920
David Beckingham is 1596 Foundation Fellow and College Lecturer in Geography, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.
1 Liverpool: The making of a licensed city
2 Liberty on licence
3 Between teetotalism and free trade: The rise of temperance politics in Liverpool
4 Mapping drink: The spatial logic of social reform
5 Attacking the licensing system: The 'twin evils' of drunkenness and prostitution
6 Women and the public house
7 The reformed licensing system: Slum clearance and social reform
8 ' Liverpool's temperance lesson to the nation'? The challenge of compensation
9 The licensed city at war
10 Conclusions: Liberalism's local logic
Although focused on one city the book provides a firm basis for understanding the improved public house movement and Gothenburg system of disinterested management. Both of which were to have national significance, with the former in particular being driven by the growth of the larger breweries, especially in the midlands...The depth of analysis sets a much appreciated higher bar for future work in the field. For anyone wishing to study the issues raised it is a most welcome addition to the literature.
Brewery History Society Journal
"A scholarly and well-argued book based upon a wealth of excellent research."
Professor John Greenaway, University of East Anglia
Publication: June 6, 2017