The facts of prohibition in the United States
- The facts of prohibition in the United States
The notion of legislating certain behaviors has long divided America. Restricting the sale and consumption of alcohol seems morally justified to some and outlandish to others. Certain forces converged to fight for Prohibition in the early 20th century. They understood that residents in large urban areas would work against them and as this map indicates, state by state they would use a Constitutional amendment to bring out the necessary change to the American landscape, appreciating that even within states, there would be local sensibilities about which strategies to pursue. The story of this battle surrounds the map.
- Muirhead, James Herbert Hawksworth, 1860-1954
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
New York City :
Exhibited: "America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012.
Includes portraits, timeline, and notes on voting records for each state.
Text: Constitution of the United States amendment XVIII -- Summary of the national prohibition act -- Hughes-La Pointe Treaty -- Hughes-Geddes Treaty -- Action of religious and allied organizations.
Charts: Chart of federal enforcement -- [Department records related to alcohol and prohibition] -- Canada's regular export of alcoholic beverages to the United States.
- 1 map ; 58 x 91 cm.
Scale not given
- Call #:
G3701.F85 1930 .M85
Rights status not evaluated.
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