This page is a continually-updated list of resources I use for the site. If you want to know more, this is a great place to start. Each article also lists sources at the bottom.

My primary sources are just that, primary sources. has most state codes in an easy-to-search format. Most states also have their codes on their own sites. Cornell Law School has the Code of Federal Regulations; 27 CFR is where you’ll find most of the Feds’ booze rules. Court documents from more recent cases can be found on PACER.

Other resources include:

  • Cook, Philip J. “Paying the Tab: the Costs and Benefits of Alcohol Control.” Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2007 (as well as articles by Cook)
  • McGirr, Lisa. “The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State.” Norton, New York, NY: 2016
  • Maveety, Nancy. “Glass and Gavel: the US Supreme Court and Alcohol.” Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham: 2019
  • Rorabaugh, W.J. “The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition.” Oxford University Press, Oxford: 1979
  • Lender, Mark Edward and James Kirby Martin. “Drinking in America: A History.” The Free Press, New York, NY: 1982
  • Haara, Brian F. “Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America.” Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press: 2018
  • Martin, Scott C., ed. “The Sage Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives.” Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA: 2015
  • Burns, Ken. “Prohibition.” PBS Documentary, 2011
  • Cheever, Susan. “Drinking in America: Our Secret History.” Twelve Publishing, New York, NY: 2015
  • Gerritsen, Jan-Willem. “The Control of Fuddle and Flash: A Sociological History of the Regulation of Alcohol and Opiates.” Brill Press, Leiden: 2000
  • Ganong, Niki. “The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler’s Handbook to State Liquor Laws.” Overcup Press, Portland, OR: 2015
  • Sites and publications from industry groups like the Brewers Association and the Distilled Spirits Council
  • Several publications by Robin Room
  • Several publications by Harry Levine