Review - Drink in 1915-1922 (Shadwell)

Review Drink in - It gives a general account of the measures of control taken in Great Britain during the First World War and though other writers

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It gives a general account of the measures of control taken in Great Britain during the First World War, and though other writers had dealt with the subject previously at the time, and most of the figures given were available elsewhere, Shadwell's judgments upon the results attained by coercion are of very special interest, because he had devoted many years to the study of temperance reform, and, what is most important, still found it possible to write as a man of science rather than as a propagandist. This is a rare virtue in publications that dealt with drink control legislation, for, as Shadwell says, "I know of no field of legislation in which the teaching of experience is more needed, yet more often subordinated to fancy, prejudice, and interest” (p. 1). The main portion of the book consists of an admirably clear history of the reasons why control was instituted in 1915, of the successive measures of control adopted, and of the results produced by these measures. A final chapter is devoted to a consideration of the lessons which Shadwell considers these experiences taught; various important memoranda, orders, and statistics are given in appendices. The history of the origin of drink control shows very clearly that it was adopted at the urgent instance of the naval and military authorities as a measure necessary for the successful prosecution of
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2010 for the course ECON 530 taught by Professor Giertz during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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