Tag Archives: Prohibition

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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The History of Beer in New Jersey

The heyday of beer brewing in New Jersey was the early 20th century. In 1900 there were 51 NJ breweries, 25 in Newark. Continue reading

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