New PDF release: Beer of Broadway Fame: The Piel Family and Their Brooklyn

By Alfred W. McCoy

ISBN-10: 1438461402

ISBN-13: 9781438461403

Explores the hundred-year historical past of Piel Bros., one of many trendy German American manufacturers that when made long island urban the brewing capital of America.

For greater than a century, manhattan urban was once the brewing capital of the US, with extra breweries generating extra beer than the other urban, together with Milwaukee and St. Louis. In Beer of Broadway Fame, Alfred W. McCoy lines the hundred-year background of the well-known Brooklyn brewery, Piel Bros., and gives an intimate portrait of the company’s German American family members. via caliber and innovation Piel Bros. grew from Brooklyn’s smallest brewery in 1884, generating merely 850 kegs, into the sixteenth-largest brewery in the United States, brewing over one million barrels via 1952.

Through a story spanning 3 generations, McCoy examines the demoralizing influence of pervasive US kingdom surveillance in the course of international battle I and the chilly conflict, in addition to the compelled assimilation that just about erased German American identification from public existence after global warfare I. McCoy strains Piel Bros.’s altering fortunes from its early fight to outlive in New York’s Gilded Age beer marketplace, the travails of Prohibition with police raids and gangster dying threats, to the crushing pageant from the large nationwide manufacturers after international struggle II. via a fusion of company documents with intimate own correspondence, McCoy finds the social forces that modified an excellent urban, the united states brewing undefined, and the country’s economy.

Alfred W. McCoy is the Harrington Chair in background on the collage of Wisconsin–Madison and the writer of many books, together with Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation and Policing America’s Empire: the USA, the Philippines, and the increase of the Surveillance State.

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