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The prohibition movement in California, 1848-1933

Author: Gilman M Ostrander
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : University of California Press, 1957.
Series: University of California publications in history, v. 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Temperance sentiment had long been strong in the state. California had elected the only Prohibition Party member of Congress. It had also given the Prohibition Party’s presidential candidate Robert P. Shuler the largest popular vote in history. Californians widely believed that National Prohibition would improve health, increase safety, and reduce crime. That it would improve the economy, raise public morality, and
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Ostrander, Gilman Marston, 1923-
Prohibition movement in California, 1848-1933.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1957
(OCoLC)569676059
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilman M Ostrander
OCLC Number: 2764766
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 241 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Gold Rush temperance, 1849-1858 --
Doldrums, 1850-1873 --
The women's crusade, 1874-1886 --
Protestant migration, 1887-1897 --
The Anti-Saloon League, 1898-1908 --
The Progressive Movement, 1909-1913 --
California dry campaigns, 1914-1916 --
Eighteenth Amendment, 1917-1919 --
Prohibition : the dry campaign --
Nullification, 1919-1930 --
Repeal, 1930-1933 --
The deluge, 1933-
Series Title: University of California publications in history, v. 57.
Responsibility: by Gilman M. Ostrander.

Abstract:

Temperance sentiment had long been strong in the state. California had elected the only Prohibition Party member of Congress. It had also given the Prohibition Party’s presidential candidate Robert P. Shuler the largest popular vote in history. Californians widely believed that National Prohibition would improve health, increase safety, and reduce crime. That it would improve the economy, raise public morality, and reduce violence. Prohibition (1920-1933) didn’t eliminate drinking. Far from it. The Anti-Saloon ranked San Francisco second only to New York as the wettest city in the country. The New York Times commissioned surveys in Los Angeles County. It reported that Prohibition had not reduced the quantity but only the quality of alcohol consumed. And arrests for drunkenness climbed steadily during Prohibition.

The situation caused by Prohibition steadily deteriorated. Californians increasingly came to believe that "the cure was worse than the disease." Prohibition didn’t reduce drinking but simply made it much more dangerous to life and health. It didn’t reduce crime but increased it. Prohibition didn’t increase prosperity (except for bootleggers and organized criminals). It didn’t improve public morality but directly led to its rapid deterioration. California initially supported Prohibition, but the Noble Experiment had created a Frankenstein. Californians voted over three-to-one for repeal.

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