Tag Archives: Prohibition

Guns in America: Prohibition and Gun Control

Gun violence during Prohibition gave rise to the 1934 Federal Firearms Act.
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Thanks to Prohibition, We Now Have…

Prohibition’s influence on American lifestyle, culture and politics. Continue reading

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Prohibition and Hypocrisy: Living Wet, Voting Dry

Prohibition was high time for hypocrisy, in Washington, in state houses and in city halls Continue reading

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Prohibition and America’s Outlaw Entrepreneurs

A Seattle cop, a New York mechanic and a French winemaker. Continue reading

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Resist! Prohibition Era

It is part of America’s legacy that we don’t have much interest in obeying laws we don’t like. Continue reading

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Prohibition as Class Warfare

The main target of Prohibition advocates was the working class saloon. Continue reading

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Prohibition: A Nation of Immigrants, a Nation of Xenophobes

The anti-German sentiment that accompanied WWI provided the impetus to enact Prohibition. Continue reading

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Prohibition: The Left and the Right Collaborate, Produce a Fiasco

Suffragettes and Klansmen were allies in this fight. Continue reading

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Beer in New Jersey: All the Laws We Never Followed

NJ’s governor during Prohibition declared “I am as wet as the Atlantic Ocean” Continue reading

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Beer Barons of New Jersey: Gottfried Krueger and Max Hassel

A tale of immigrants and gangsters. Continue reading

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