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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

The author explores the origins, implementation, and failure of that great American delusion known as Prohibition. His book explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country. It is a history of one of the most puzzling eras in American history when the Constitution was amended to restrict human behavior. In the 19th century, the U.S. was notably liquor-soaked. By 1917, some people were prepared to translate their concerns into legislative action. An intriguing look at what life under prohibition was like, what it did to the country, and how it reflected such issues as xenophobia, urban/rural tension, and the role of women in society.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 363.41 .O41l (Text) 37814002363910 NON-FICTION Book None 08/02/2010 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 363.4 OKR (Text) 37838000230086 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/17/2010 Available -
Joseph Public Library 363.41 OKR (Text) 30002000212837 Adult Nonfiction Book None 10/03/2013 Available -
Klamath Community College HV5089.O47 2010 (Text) 3760304204 Main Collection Book None 09/06/2016 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 973.91 OKRENT (Text) 37620000801425 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/01/2014 Available -
OTLD Heppner Branch 363.4 OKR (Text) 37818000072464 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/26/2010 Available -
Ontario Community Library 363.41 OKREN (Text) 33330004343515 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/28/2019 Available -
Treasure Valley Community College Library 363.41 Ok6l (Text) 32220000983417 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/04/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0743277023
  • ISBN: 9780743277020 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780743277044 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 074327704X (trade pbk.)
  • Physical Description: viii, 468 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-453) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
January 16, 1920 -- The struggle. Thunderous drums and Protestant nuns ; The rising of liquid bread ; The most remarkable movement ; "Open fire on the enemy" ; Triumphant failure ; Dry-drys, wet-drys, and hyphens ; From Magna Carta to Volstead -- The flood. Starting line ; A fabulous sweepstakes ; Leaks in the dotted line ; The Great Whiskey Way ; Blessed be the fruit of the vine ; The alcohol that got away ; The way we drank -- The war of the wet and the dry. Open wounds ; "Escaped on payment of money" ; Crime pays ; The phony referendum -- The beginning of the end, the end, and after. Outrageous excess ; The hummingbird that went to Mars ; Afterlives, and the missing man.
Summary, etc.:
The author explores the origins, implementation, and failure of that great American delusion known as Prohibition. His book explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country. It is a history of one of the most puzzling eras in American history when the Constitution was amended to restrict human behavior. In the 19th century, the U.S. was notably liquor-soaked. By 1917, some people were prepared to translate their concerns into legislative action. An intriguing look at what life under prohibition was like, what it did to the country, and how it reflected such issues as xenophobia, urban/rural tension, and the role of women in society.
Subject: Prohibition > United States
Drinking of alcoholic beverages > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > History > 20th century

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