Front cover image for Ardent spirits; the rise and fall of prohibition

Ardent spirits; the rise and fall of prohibition

"It is here at last -- dry America's first birthday," proclaimed the Anti-Saloon League of New York. The date was January 16, 1920, a Friday. "At one minute past twelve tomorrow morning a new nation will be born ... Tonight John Barleycorn makes his last will and testament. Now for an era of clear thinking and clean living! The Anti-Saloon League wishes every man, woman, and child a happy New Dry Year."--Page [11]
Print Book, English, [1973]
Putnam, New York, [1973]
386 pages illustrations 22 cm
9780399112096, 039911209X
Elegy for Hell's best friend
1. Temperance 1609-1860. The true instaurator
A sin that excludes from heaven
Of Washingtonians, cold water soldiers, rechabites and others
Strange bedfellows
2. The Party, the Union, the League 1869-1919. James Black for president
They shall be devoured as stubble fully dry
Organized mother love
Ethics be hanged
The barrage
3. The noble experiment 1920-1934. This law will be obeyed
Our little band of martyrs
The poison cup
The instant millionaires
Nabobs and Bacchantes
Epilogue 1973