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Dry Manhattan

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 360 Nombre de pages
The 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol around the country. Nowhere... Lire la suite
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Description

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol around the country. Nowhere was such reform needed more, proponents argued, than in New York City - and nowhere did Prohibition fail more spectacularly. This work offers a history of Prohibition in Manhattan.

Auteur

Michael A. Lerner is Associate Dean of Studies at Bard High School Early College in New York City.

Texte du rabat

In his evocative history, Lerner reveals Prohibition to be the defining issue of the era, the first major "culture war" of the 20th century, and a harbinger of the social and moral debates that divide America even today.



Contenu

Introduction 1. The Dry Crusade 2. A New Era? 3. A Hopeless and Thankless Task 4. The Brewers of Bigotry 5. The Itch to Try New Things 6. Vote as You Drink 7. I Represent the Women of America! 8. Hooch Joints In Harlem 9. Al Smith, the Wet Hope of the Nation 10. The End of the Party 11. A Surging Wet Tide 12. The Wet Convention and the New Deal Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Dry Manhattan
Sous-titre: Prohibition in New York City
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Code EAN: 9780674030572
ISBN: 978-0-674-03057-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Harvard University Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 360
Poids: 498g
Taille: H234mm x B157mm x T22mm
Année: 2008