Mar 1, 1976

Estimated U.S. alcoholic beverage consumption, 1790-1860

Journal of Studies on Alcohol
W J Rorabaugh

Abstract

From 1790 to 1830 American consumption of alcoholic beverages generally rose, with an increased use of spirits, a high but declining consumption of hard cider, and a negligible intake of wine and beer. Intake of absolute alcohol peaked in 1830, at a rate twice that estimated for 1970. From 1830 to 1860 consumption fell sharply, but since 1860 consumption has fluctuated much less.

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Alcoholic Beverages
School Age Population
Wine
Historical Events, 19th Century
Attitude
Production
Modernization
Alcohol Consumption
Beer

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