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The Resource Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition, Daniel Okrent

Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition, Daniel Okrent

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Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition
Title
Last call
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Prohibition
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Okrent
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1919, a constitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the U.S. was ratified and scheduled to go into effect the following year. Okrent traces the roots of the temperance movement, the suffrage movement, and the anti-immigrant sentiment that added sustained fuel to the cause. He also unravels the complicated politics of the era, providing insight into why the Eighteenth Amendment was pushed through and how it was eventually repealed. After Prohibition went into effect, in 1920, the course of American life and culture was profoundly altered in both large and small ways. Everyone knows about the rise of the gangster era, but what is less well documented are the reactions and the responses of ordinary American citizens
  • Last Call is a narrative history of Prohibition. It explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country
Summary
Okrent explores the origins, implementation, and failure of that great American delusion known as Prohibition. "Last Call" explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.4/1097309042
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5089
LC item number
.O47 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the rise and fall of Prohibition, 1920-1933
Label
Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition, Daniel Okrent
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-453) and index
Contents
January 16, 1920 -- The struggle. Thunderous drums and Protestant nuns ; The rising of liquid bread ; The most remarkable movement ; "Open fire on the enemy" ; Triumphant failure ; Dry-drys, wet-drys, and hyphens ; From Magna Carta to Volstead -- The flood. Starting line ; A fabulous sweepstakes ; Leaks in the dotted line ; The Great Whiskey Way ; Blessed be the fruit of the vine ; The alcohol that got away ; The way we drank -- The war of the wet and the dry. Open wounds ; "Escaped on payment of money" ; Crime pays ; The phony referendum -- The beginning of the end, the end, and after. Outrageous excess ; The hummingbird that went to Mars ; Afterlives, and the missing man
Control code
17618388
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
viii, 468 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743277020
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009051127
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn419812305
  • (OCoLC)419812305
Label
Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition, Daniel Okrent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-453) and index
Contents
January 16, 1920 -- The struggle. Thunderous drums and Protestant nuns ; The rising of liquid bread ; The most remarkable movement ; "Open fire on the enemy" ; Triumphant failure ; Dry-drys, wet-drys, and hyphens ; From Magna Carta to Volstead -- The flood. Starting line ; A fabulous sweepstakes ; Leaks in the dotted line ; The Great Whiskey Way ; Blessed be the fruit of the vine ; The alcohol that got away ; The way we drank -- The war of the wet and the dry. Open wounds ; "Escaped on payment of money" ; Crime pays ; The phony referendum -- The beginning of the end, the end, and after. Outrageous excess ; The hummingbird that went to Mars ; Afterlives, and the missing man
Control code
17618388
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
viii, 468 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743277020
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009051127
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn419812305
  • (OCoLC)419812305

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