Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2018

256 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781781383438

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The Licensed City

Regulating drink in Liverpool, 1830-1920

David Beckingham

Liverpool University Press

  • No another book attempts such a detailed survey of licensing as a mode of regulation - its inputs, its impulses, its effects, which is particularly important for social and cultural historians as well as a critical legal studies audiences
  • Considerable depth in the study approach, seen in the broad temporal scope of the work and the ability to excavate the localism that made nineteenth-century liberalism
  • A fascinating study on the social reform agenda that made civic life in Liverpool
  • In terms both of presentation and analysis, the book is imaginative and innovative in its consideration of drink maps