Respond to two of the three prompts below:
1) Discuss the unique characteristics of Philadelphia that allowed for such a diverse tavern culture to emerge there during the 18th century. Discuss issues of class structure, pricing, and public behavior, along with any other factors you deem significant. Please be specific.
2) Describe the sources and evidence Thompson employs. What kinds of sources does he use? Who produced them? Whose views do they reveal? Whose opinions or observations receive less attention? How do these factors impact his argument? Please be specific.
3) Tavern culture in Philadelphia changed drastically after the American Revolution and, particularly, during the early-nineteenth century. Describe these changes and their causes. Please be specific.
Also respond to the following prompt:
4) What is Thompson’s overall argument or thesis? Do you think he is right? Why or why not? Is this argument useful? Why or why not? Lastly, did you enjoy Rum Punch and Revolution? Why or why not? Please be specific.