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Coming September 17th

Saloon Man: A German Immigrant Battles the Limits of Liberty, 1870 to 1915
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Saloon Man:
A German Immigrant Battles the Limits of Liberty,
1870 to 1915

by Robert Mugge

Robert Mugge's second book - Saloon Man: A German Immigrant Battles the Limits of Liberty, 1870 to 1915 - focuses on his great-grandfather, the "original" Robert Mugge who came to America at the age of seventeen; made his way to Tampa, Florida while it was still a settlement; and became a hugely successful businessman. Because his core businesses were alcohol-related at a time of oncoming temperance - and because he hired, partnered with, and supported African Americans during Jim Crow segregation - the "saloon magnate of Tampa" was also controversial.