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Who doesn’t love to hit happy hour after work?

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Christine Sismondo believes bars deserve more credit for “produc[ing] a particular type of public sphere in colonial America.” She discusses her new book America Walks Into a Bar with The Smithsonian’s Rebecca Dalzell.

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One Response to “Who doesn’t love to hit happy hour after work?”

  1. Items about books I want to read, #23 « Alchemical Thoughts
    at 9:19 pm on September 10, 2011

    […] I enjoy a good drink now and then, in moderation of course. There is a new history of bars in America out (via the Smithsonian Magazine website).  The book argues that bars and other drinking establishments are places where conversations can start. I wonder how that compares to the idea of coffeehouses as intellectual and conversation spaces, an idea I’ve read about elsewhere (in The Coffee House, which I do not really recommend and in The Coffee Book, which is a better read about coffee). One way to find out is to read the book. The book in question is America Walks into a Bar by Christine Sismondo. (A hat tip to The Millions). […]

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