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War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

Author: MCGIRR LISA
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 352
Pub Date: 29/01/2016
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393066951
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Quick overview A ground-breaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.
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Prohibition has long been portrayed as a "noble experiment" that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers and speakeasies. Now Lisa McGirr dismantles this myth to reveal a much more significant history. Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the federal government and the genesis of America's contemporary penal state.

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