Prohibition

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This volume provides high school students with a detailed account of the origins of the Prohibition movement, the political machinations that produced the Eighteenth Amendment, the mob wars over the alcohol trade, and the reasons for the repeal of Prohibition. The second section is dedicated to biographies of key figures of the era, such as Al Capone, Carry Nation and Warren G. Harding. The primary sources section contains relevant documents, including reminiscences of smugglers and speakeasy owners and the full ...
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Overview

This volume provides high school students with a detailed account of the origins of the Prohibition movement, the political machinations that produced the Eighteenth Amendment, the mob wars over the alcohol trade, and the reasons for the repeal of Prohibition. The second section is dedicated to biographies of key figures of the era, such as Al Capone, Carry Nation and Warren G. Harding. The primary sources section contains relevant documents, including reminiscences of smugglers and speakeasy owners and the full text of the Eighteenth and Twenty-first Amendments. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Gr 8 Up-A well-balanced view of the historical, social, and political issues surrounding Prohibition. The first section offers an account of the events that led up to it, the period itself, and the leaders on both sides. It is followed by two- to three-page biographies of significant individuals such as Al Capone, President Warren G. Harding, and Carrie Nation and a section of primary sources, including the text of the 18th Amendment, remembrances of running a speakeasy and being a Prohibition agent, and a Chicago Daily News report on the 1929 Valentine's Day Massacre. Black-and-white photos are included throughout. This well-written title does an excellent job not only of telling the story of Prohibition, but also of giving readers a taste of the times and the people.-Jane G. Connor, South Carolina State Library, Columbia Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780807686
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Defining Moments Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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