VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: A
ROUND FOR THE HOUSE!
THE HISTORY OF DRINKING IN AMERICA (26 Minutes)
by Stephen R. Powell
& Thomas P. McDade
liberty, justice and a drink for all? This is the history of alcohol
and our attitudes towards drinking from the revolution to today.
BINGE DRINKING IN AMERICA:
What if an American President used alcohol to buy votes to get elected?
What if Federal Judges interrupted court proceedings to drink alcohol?
While few would deny that alcohol has been a problem for our society,
many would be astonished to know we drink less today than in earlier
periods in our history.
This is the story of America as seen from the bottom of the drinking
glass, and the astonishing role alcohol has played in the history
of our nation.
some say it's the devils drink. Like it or not, it has played a
major role in the history of our nation, and its use is very much
a part of our collective heritage.
For more than four centuries, alcohol has flowed out of taverns
and down the throats of millions in America. Yet few people today
recognize this thread that has weaved its way through our history
and into the fabric of our society.
A Round for the House traces our long, sometimes tortured relationship
with drinking from the American Revolution to today. Our goal is
to present alcohol in a historical context while neither glorifying
– or vilifying it’s use. We will present the history
of our country’s relationship with “the bottle”
in a different light – one that tells the fascinating story
of alcohol and it’s place in our cultural heritage.
Every American has a story about drinking. This is America’s
drinking story.. .
American President who used alcohol to buy votes
Rampant drunkenness during the early days of the republic, when
Americans enjoyed daily libations
Temperance unions, which labeled liquor “crime-producing,
youth-corrupting, and home-wrecking”
Judges who deliberately interrupted federal court proceedings
so they could have a drink
Congressman Richard Hobson, who declared that “liquor will
actually make a brute out of a Negro”
Secret hideaways where the rich and famous enjoyed illegal hooch
The U.S. Navy’s daily ration for its sailors: “one
half-pint of distilled spirits” or “one quart of beer”
State legislators who evaluated blood alcohol levels by actually
drinking and driving!
For more information about A Round for the House,
contact Stephen Powell at (716) 316-6710 or email@example.com