A Law 'Most Stupid and Insincere'

Keane, James T.
January 2020
America;1/6/2020, Vol. 222 Issue 1, p34
The article reflects on the enactment of the Prohibition law which was a nationwide constitutional ban on the manufacture, transport or sale of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. in the early 20th century. Topics discussed include reaction of the mass media, especially the magazine "America," to this law, impact of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, carrying the prohibition law, which was repealed in 1933, and benefits from liquor sale including alcohol's use in the field of medicine and tourism.


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