The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
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A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America's most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America's favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. --
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My business is in with the church. They are slow paying - but they are good.
We are doing our best for you but cannot be expected to infringe on the prerogatives of our own people to help you enforce one of your fool laws.
There are conditions relating to enforcement which savor of nation-wide scandal.
the drys had their law, and the wets would have their liquor.
A congressional resolution calling for a Prohibition amendment to the Constitution had been introduced in every Congress since 1876, but none had ever emerged from committee.
I do not desire nor will I tolerate your scurrilous contumely.
The Non-Drinkers had been organizing for fifty years and the Drinkers had no organization whatever. They had been too busy drinking.
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