[Item #48360] Profit and Loss in Man. Alphonso A. HOPKINS.

Profit and Loss in Man

New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1909. First Edition. 12mo (20cm.); publisher's teal cloth lettered and ruled in pale yellow; 376pp. Light shelf wear, some minor flaking to lettering, else Very Good to Near Fine.

Lengthy treatise in favor of prohibition laid out in nativist terms: "Besodden Europe, worse bescourged than war, famine, and pestilence, sends here her drink-makers, her drunkard-makers, and her drunkards" (p. 234). Indeed, "For Hopkins, the coalition of all that is 'un-American' [is] represented by the polluting poison of alcohol" (Philip McGowan, "AA and the Redeployment of Temperance Literature," "Journal of American Studies," Vol. 48, no. 1, Feb. 2014, p. 66).

Price: $125.00

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