John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas

John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557287878
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 03/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 7.13(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Ben Johnson III is an associate professor of history at Southern Arkansas University. He is the author of Arkansas in Modern America: 1930-1999 (Arkansas) and Fierce Solitude: A Life of John Gould Fletcher (Arkansas). The exhibit on which this book is based won an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (2004): “This is an exhibit worthy of being a national model for others to emulate. ”

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceix
1Whiskey Battles on the Arkansas Frontier1
The Law and White Lightning17
2From Civil War to Moonshine Wars21
The Wctu Crusade Against the Saloon31
3Prohibition Armies March to Victory35
Nineteenth-Century Saloons57
Cleaning Up Smackover60
4The Dry Kingdom Under Assault63
Prohibition Era in Arkansas70
5Cold War: Conflict and Coexistence73
Notes85
Index95

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