Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City

Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City

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by Michael A. Lerner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 067402432X

ISBN-13: 9780674024328

Pub. Date: 03/15/2007

Publisher: Harvard University Press

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol around the country. It was intended to usher in a more healthy, moral, and efficient society. Nowhere was such reform needed more, proponents argued, than in New York City-and nowhere did Prohibition fail more spectacularly. Dry Manhattan is the first major work on

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The 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol around the country. It was intended to usher in a more healthy, moral, and efficient society. Nowhere was such reform needed more, proponents argued, than in New York City-and nowhere did Prohibition fail more spectacularly. Dry Manhattan is the first major work on Prohibition in nearly a quarter century, and the only full history of Prohibition in the era's most vibrant city.

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ISBN-13:
9780674024328
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Dry Crusade 7

2 A New Era? 40

3 A Hopeless and Thankless Task 61

4 The Brewers of Bigotry 96

5 The Itch to Try New Things 127

6 Vote as You Drink 148

7 I Represent the Women of America! 171

8 Hootch Joints in Harlem 199

9 Al Smith, the Wet Hope of the Nation 227

10 The End of the Party 255

11 A Surging Wet Tide 271

12 The Wet Convention and the New Deal 289

Abbreviations 310

Notes 311

Acknowledgments 342

Index 345

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