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By Wayne Curtis

One spirit, Ten cocktails, and 4 Centuries of yank History

And a Bottle of Rum tells the raucously interesting tale of the USA as noticeable throughout the backside of a ingesting glass. With a bankruptcy for every of ten cocktails—from the grog sailors drank at the excessive seas within the 1700s to the mojitos of contemporary membership hoppers—Wayne Curtis finds that the homely spirit as soon as distilled from the commercial waste of the exploding sugar alternate has controlled to infiltrate each stratum of latest international society.

Curtis takes us from the taverns of the yank colonies, the place rum added either an inexpensive wallop and funds for the Revolution, to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of relevant the USA, to the watering holes of pre-Castro Cuba, and to the kitsch-laden tiki bars of Nineteen Fifties the United States. listed here are sugar barons and their armies conquering the Caribbean, Paul Revere preventing for a nip in the course of his well-known journey, Prohibitionists marching opposed to “demon rum,” Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris, and today’s bartenders reviving outdated favorites like Planter’s Punch. In an age of microbrewed beer and single-malt whiskeys, rum—once the swill of the typical man—has stumbled on its means into the tasting rooms of the main discriminating drinkers.

Awash with neighborhood colour and wry humor, And a Bottle of Rum is an affectionate toast to this so much American of liquors, a chameleon spirit that has been regularly reinvented over the centuries through tavern keepers, bootleggers, front room lizards, and advertising specialists. whole with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this is often historical past at its such a lot intoxicating.

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And a Bottle of Rum tells the raucously exciting tale of the United States as noticeable throughout the backside of a consuming glass. With a bankruptcy for every of ten cocktails—from the grog sailors drank at the excessive seas within the 1700s to the mojitos of contemporary membership hoppers—Wayne Curtis finds that the homely spirit as soon as distilled from the commercial waste of the exploding sugar alternate has controlled to infiltrate each stratum of recent international society.

Curtis takes us from the taverns of the yank colonies, the place rum brought either an inexpensive wallop and money for the Revolution, to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of vital the US, to the watering holes of pre-Castro Cuba, and to the kitsch-laden tiki bars of Fifties the US. listed here are sugar barons and their armies conquering the Caribbean, Paul Revere preventing for a nip in the course of his well-known trip, Prohibitionists marching opposed to “demon rum,” Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris, and today’s bartenders reviving previous favorites like Planter’s Punch. In an age of microbrewed beer and single-malt whiskeys, rum—once the swill of the typical man—has came upon its approach into the tasting rooms of the main discriminating drinkers.

Awash with neighborhood colour and wry humor, And a Bottle of Rum is an affectionate toast to this such a lot American of liquors, a chameleon spirit that has been regularly reinvented over the centuries via tavern keepers, bootleggers, living room lizards, and advertising specialists. entire with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this is often background at its such a lot intoxicating.

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For a fine recent account of the criminal law and criminal procedure of the old regime, see Andre Laingui and Arlette Lebigre, Histoire du droit ρέηαΐ (Paris: Cujas, 1979). 2 Foucault, Discipline and Punish, pp. 47-48. 23 LAW, MEDICINE, AND JUSTICE quisitional judicial procedures of the old regime and replaced them with an accusatory system patterned on the English system, whereby an individual was allowed an adequate legal defense and was guaranteed a trial by a jury of his peers. As a reaction against the judicial despotism that had prevailed under the absolute monarchy, judges under the new system were allowed virtually no discretion whatsoever.

Much of this process consisted of the final elimination of some ferocious 10 For a discussion of these changes see Gordon Wright, Between the Guillotine and Liberty: Two Centuries of the Crime Problem in France New York: Oxford University Press, 1983), pp. 32-37. " See the sections on the examining magistrate in A. Esmein, A History of Continental Criminal Procedure: With Special Reference to France, trans. John Simpson (Boston: Little, Brown, 1913), pp. 437-443, 505-507, 550. , pp. 556-562. '» Machelon, La Republique centre les libertas, pp.

Some law codes are quite precise about which mental states subject a lawbreaker under their influ30 LAW, MEDICINE, AND JUSTICE of penal irresponsibility, judges readily asked specialists in mental illness, though the code made no specific provision for their doing so. It was the very generality of the code that called forth the expert medical witness and made him a partner in the judicial process. But the magistrate did not have any clear legal guidance on what he should do with the lunatic once he was found penally irresponsible, with or without the assistance of a medical expert.

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