Prohibition: How it Happened, Why it Failed, and How it Still Affects America Today

Prohibition: How it Happened, Why it Failed, and How it Still Affects America Today

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America has a strange relationship with alcohol. Certain drinks represented the darkest parts of the national psyche. Rum was once associated with slavery because sugar cane plantations that made rum were only profitable with chattel slavery. Whisky and hard cider were omnipresent in the 19th century, turning able-bodied men into drunkards who couldn't support their families and left them to starve.




But it was Prohibition that is strangest of all. America successfully outlawed alcohol, ... See More

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