How southern prohibition advocates exploited racial divisions to turn the South dry
Neal Dow was just about single-handedly responsible for the first statewide prohibition law in the country. He was also pretty responsible for its quick demise.
A compelling story of political gamesmanship, public pressure, and the great values conflict that every political party in America has to wrestle with: safety vs. liberty. Told here in abbreviated fashion, of course, because this is a blog.
Prohibition, Alcohol as a Weapon, and the Myth of the Drunken Indian
Another chapter in the whiskey craziness of the Gilded Age
Exclusivity, community, and a little legal flexibility.
An obscure bit of international maritime law becomes front page news when the Coast Guard takes on rum runners during Prohibition.