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dc.contributor.advisorDe Groot, Gerard J.
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Robert R G
dc.description.abstractMy Ph.D thesis, Panic over the Pub: Drink and the First World War, considers the causes, consequences and control of popular drinking behaviour and how broader currents of social debate affected the perception of the alleged alcohol problem during the First World War, shedding new light upon government inclinations towards state control during the conflict. Within current historiography there is a consummate lack of understanding concerning the formation of opinion on the drink problem ‘from below’ and its effect upon the ‘high politics’ of the decision making procedure. My thesis considers how ‘drink’ and ‘leisure’ became increasingly contentious and a domestic problem due principally to established fears concerning working class behaviour and military failures on the Western Front. My thesis argues that moral panic, rather than factual certainties, dictated attitudes to drinking in Britain during the war. An investigation of the Central Control Board, a government body established to deal specifically with the drink problem in the exigencies of conflict, constitutes the central core of my thesis, together with an assessment of the role of Lord D’Abernon, Chairman of this organisation.en
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dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.subjectDrink and the First World Waren
dc.subjectCentral Control Boarden
dc.subjectLord D'Abernonen
dc.subjectState purchase of liquor tradeen
dc.subjectIndustrial efficiency in the First World Waren
dc.subjectReaction of the press towards drink problemen
dc.subjectTemperance in the First World Waren
dc.subjectWomen and drinken
dc.subject.lcshDrinking of alcoholic beverages--Great Britain--History--20th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrinking of alcoholic beverages--Government policy--Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrinking of alcoholic beverages--Press coverage--Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.lcshLiquor laws--Great Britainen_US
dc.titlePanic over the pub : drink and the First World Waren
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen

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