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Describes the rise and fall of Prohibition in the United States. Includes a history of alcohol use in the U.S. before the nineteenth century movement. Provides detail on the many social, economic, and political factors leading to its gain in popularity, leading to passage of the 18th Amendment and the changes the lead to its repeal in 1933.
The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors. This book details the social, economic, and political factors leading to its passage in 1919, including the history of alcohol use and the nineteenth-century temperance movements. It also examines the impact of Prohibition and its enforcement, and the changes that led to its subsequent repeal by the 21st Amendment in 1933.