– Nicholas Mason, “The Sovereign People Are in a Beastly State: The Beer Act of 1830 and Victorian Discourse on Working-Class Drunkenness,” Victorian Literature and Culture, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2001), pp. 109-127, available in the Readings Folder in Course Reserves.
And discuss: Begin by selecting one of the poems or images in Mason’s essay and A) discuss how it fits into his history of the Beer Acts. and B) Discuss what this tells us about industrialization.