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Dry Manhattan : prohibition in New York City

Author: Michael A Lerner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In this evocative history, Lerner reveals Prohibition to be the defining issue of the era, the first major 'culture war' of the 20th century, and a harbinger of the social and moral debates that divide America even today.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lerner, Michael A.
Dry Manhattan.
Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)225874285
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Lerner
ISBN: 9780674040090 0674040090 0674030575 9780674030572
OCLC Number: 436296861
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (351 pages)
Contents: The dry crusade --
A new era? --
A hopeless and thankless task --
The brewers of bigotry --
The itch to try new things --
Vote as you drink --
I represent the women of America! --
Hootch joints in Harlem --
Al Smith, the wet hope of the nation --
The end of the party --
A surging wet tide --
The wet convention and the New Deal.
Responsibility: Michael A. Lerner.
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Prohibition was aggressively promoted-and spectacularly unsuccessful-in New York City. In the first major work on the subject in 25 years, and the only full history of Prohibition in the era's most  Read more...

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