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The Resource Drunkard's progress : narratives of addiction, despair, and recovery, edited by John W. Crowley

Drunkard's progress : narratives of addiction, despair, and recovery, edited by John W. Crowley

Label
Drunkard's progress : narratives of addiction, despair, and recovery
Title
Drunkard's progress
Title remainder
narratives of addiction, despair, and recovery
Statement of responsibility
edited by John W. Crowley
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Twelve-step" recovery programs for a wide variety of addictive behaviors have become tremendously popular in the 1990s. According to John W. Crowley, the origin of these movements--including Alcoholics Anonymous--lies in the Washingtonian Temperance Society, founded in Baltimore in the 1840s. In lectures, pamphlets, and books (most notably John B. Gough's Autobiography, published in 1845), recovering "drunkards" described their enslavement to and liberation from alcohol. Though widely circulated in their time, these influential temperance narratives have largely been forgotten. In Drunkard's Progress, Crowley presents a collection of revealing excerpts from these texts along with his own introductions. The tales, including "The Experience Meeting, " from T.S. Arthur's Six Nights with the Washingtonians (1842), and the autobiographical Narratives of Charles T. Woodman, A Reformed Inebriate (1843), still speak with surprising force to the miseries of drunkenness and the joys of deliverance. Contemporary readers familiar with twelve-step programs, Crowley notes, will feel a shock of recognition as they relate to the experience, strength, and hope of these old-time--but nonetheless timely--narratives of addiction, despair, and recovery. -- Back cover
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.292
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5068
LC item number
.D78 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1999 C-575
  • HV 5068
NLM item number
D795 1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Crowley, John William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Temperance
  • Alcoholism
  • Temperance
  • Alcoholism
  • SELF-HELP
  • Alcoholism
  • Temperance
  • Alcoholisme
  • Drankbestrijding
  • Autobiografie
  • Alkoholismus
  • Anthologie
  • USA
Label
Drunkard's progress : narratives of addiction, despair, and recovery, edited by John W. Crowley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The experience meeting," from Six nights with the Washingtonians (1842) / T.S. Arthur -- from A long voyage in a leaky ship (1842) / [James Gale] -- Confessions of a female inebriate (1842) / [Isaac F. Shepard] -- from Narrative of Charles T. Woodman, a reformed inebriate (1843) / Charles T. Woodman -- from Autobiography of a reformed drunkard (1845) / [John Cotton Mather, pseudonym] -- from An autobiography by John B. Gough (1845) / John B Gough -- from The life and experience of A.V. Green (1848) / Andrus V. Green -- from Incidents in the life of George Haydock (1847) / George Haydock
Control code
49851804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801870217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49851804
Label
Drunkard's progress : narratives of addiction, despair, and recovery, edited by John W. Crowley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The experience meeting," from Six nights with the Washingtonians (1842) / T.S. Arthur -- from A long voyage in a leaky ship (1842) / [James Gale] -- Confessions of a female inebriate (1842) / [Isaac F. Shepard] -- from Narrative of Charles T. Woodman, a reformed inebriate (1843) / Charles T. Woodman -- from Autobiography of a reformed drunkard (1845) / [John Cotton Mather, pseudonym] -- from An autobiography by John B. Gough (1845) / John B Gough -- from The life and experience of A.V. Green (1848) / Andrus V. Green -- from Incidents in the life of George Haydock (1847) / George Haydock
Control code
49851804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801870217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49851804

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