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Prohibition in the United States * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. For thirteen years, from 1920 to 1933, the transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages were prohibited in America. This “Noble Experiment” was undertaken because its supporters believed that alc Prohibition in the United States * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. For thirteen years, from 1920 to 1933, the transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages were prohibited in America. This “Noble Experiment” was undertaken because its supporters believed that alcohol was the single major cause of both crime and poverty. They believed that prohibiting alcohol would lead to the end of poverty and slum housing in the United States and that prisons and jails would no longer be needed. However, the precise opposite proved to be true. Prohibition led directly to rising crime rates, widespread illegal behavior amongst ordinary Americans, and a loss of respect for laws, law enforcement, and for the apparatus of government. How could something based on such good intentions go so disastrously wrong? Inside you will read about... ✓ Alcohol in Colonial America ✓ Prohibition Propaganda ✓ The Noble Experiment ✓ Life under Prohibition ✓ Organized Crime and Corruption ✓ Repeal Day And much more! This book tells the story of the temperance movement in America, of its rise over a period of one hundred years to encompass the growing women’s movement, and how it eventually attained its goal in 1920. It tells the story of Prohibition itself, of how people exploited loopholes in the law to continue drinking legally, and of how they simply ignored the law and drank illegally. It tells the story of the bootleggers and corrupt officials who made fortunes from Prohibition and the politicians who supported and attacked it. This is the story of a bold experiment undertaken for the very best of reasons which led to the worst of outcomes.


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Prohibition in the United States * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. For thirteen years, from 1920 to 1933, the transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages were prohibited in America. This “Noble Experiment” was undertaken because its supporters believed that alc Prohibition in the United States * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. For thirteen years, from 1920 to 1933, the transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages were prohibited in America. This “Noble Experiment” was undertaken because its supporters believed that alcohol was the single major cause of both crime and poverty. They believed that prohibiting alcohol would lead to the end of poverty and slum housing in the United States and that prisons and jails would no longer be needed. However, the precise opposite proved to be true. Prohibition led directly to rising crime rates, widespread illegal behavior amongst ordinary Americans, and a loss of respect for laws, law enforcement, and for the apparatus of government. How could something based on such good intentions go so disastrously wrong? Inside you will read about... ✓ Alcohol in Colonial America ✓ Prohibition Propaganda ✓ The Noble Experiment ✓ Life under Prohibition ✓ Organized Crime and Corruption ✓ Repeal Day And much more! This book tells the story of the temperance movement in America, of its rise over a period of one hundred years to encompass the growing women’s movement, and how it eventually attained its goal in 1920. It tells the story of Prohibition itself, of how people exploited loopholes in the law to continue drinking legally, and of how they simply ignored the law and drank illegally. It tells the story of the bootleggers and corrupt officials who made fortunes from Prohibition and the politicians who supported and attacked it. This is the story of a bold experiment undertaken for the very best of reasons which led to the worst of outcomes.

30 review for Prohibition in the United States: A History From Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    An experiment that went wrong. In fact, it wasn't perhaps an experiment. The 18th Amendment that ushered in Prohibition was an out that had its roots in a century old movement. However, when it did happen, there were disastrous consequences and the Amendment itself had to be repealed. Hourly History brings forth the sordid saga and the events that surrounded Prohibition during 1920s. And does so brilliantly. An experiment that went wrong. In fact, it wasn't perhaps an experiment. The 18th Amendment that ushered in Prohibition was an out that had its roots in a century old movement. However, when it did happen, there were disastrous consequences and the Amendment itself had to be repealed. Hourly History brings forth the sordid saga and the events that surrounded Prohibition during 1920s. And does so brilliantly.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Crawford

    This is a book about the concept of prohibition which started a little before the 1920's . It was started by a group of people that felt drinking alcohol (at all) tended to lead to crime and violence. They didn't want alcohol to be given to people above a certain age, rather, they wanted no alcohol to be sold anywhere in the country. They were convinced crime would go down, and slums would get better. There were a variety of anti-alcohol groups before prohibition including the Anti-saloon League This is a book about the concept of prohibition which started a little before the 1920's . It was started by a group of people that felt drinking alcohol (at all) tended to lead to crime and violence. They didn't want alcohol to be given to people above a certain age, rather, they wanted no alcohol to be sold anywhere in the country. They were convinced crime would go down, and slums would get better. There were a variety of anti-alcohol groups before prohibition including the Anti-saloon League which also happend to be anti-Catholic, pro-KKK and anti-German. They eventually got the 18th amendment to the Constitution passed and expected everything to get better. It didn't, of course. What it led to was the production of illegal alcohol, organized crime, increased crime and violence and widespread corruption of police and government people. It also led to a lowering of opinion about law enforcement (since so many had become corrupt, paid off by organized crime to turn the other way.) The book goes into the pre-prohibition reasoning and groups, the time during Prohibition and the eventual legalization of selling alcohol again. It's an interesting book, especially from a cultural aspect when you look at who was against drinking and why and how people in general reacted to prohibition.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    I learned a lot about the history of drinking in the United States, from colonial times through Vietnam era when many states lowered the drinking age to 18. There is information about the temperance movement and it's very long history that goes back before the Civil War. The book pointed out that the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is the only amendment that was repealed by a subsequent amendment, the twenty-first. The term "the real McCoy" comes from a successful smuggler I learned a lot about the history of drinking in the United States, from colonial times through Vietnam era when many states lowered the drinking age to 18. There is information about the temperance movement and it's very long history that goes back before the Civil War. The book pointed out that the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is the only amendment that was repealed by a subsequent amendment, the twenty-first. The term "the real McCoy" comes from a successful smuggler of high quality alcohol. " Bootlegger" became a new word, which meant any person who made, sold, or smuggled alcoholic beverages during Prohibition. Patterns of drinking changed during Prohibition and many young people including women began drinking. Income taxes had to go up during Prohibition. It cost the federal government somewhere in the region of 11 billion dollars in lost tax revenue as well as costing 300 million dollars to enforce. There's lots more information that I can't possibly summarize here. This book is well worth the read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Benson

    It is a nice overview of the period of time called Prohibition or The Noble Experiment. The ones in favor of prohibition seemed to do anything to get their way including lying. I will not say that drinking is good or bad but it might be a case of moderation with the full knowledge of cause and effects. A simple view is when you get a prescription, you are given a paper listing the benefits and side effects of the drug. Prohibition was to stop crimes and that definitely didn't happen. Perhaps a m It is a nice overview of the period of time called Prohibition or The Noble Experiment. The ones in favor of prohibition seemed to do anything to get their way including lying. I will not say that drinking is good or bad but it might be a case of moderation with the full knowledge of cause and effects. A simple view is when you get a prescription, you are given a paper listing the benefits and side effects of the drug. Prohibition was to stop crimes and that definitely didn't happen. Perhaps a more honest approach like prescription drugs would be better since the proponents of prohibition are still lobbying in some ways.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jim affleck

    This is a very simple, concise, study of the life and times of America's Prohibition, from its beginning to end. This little study highlights, legislations, dates and characters in a very understandable way. This book would be suitable for any age audience Easy reading, little study. Beautifully written, not in the least dry. As with all my favourite reads, truly enjoyed the simplistic, easy to learn language and structure. HIGHLY recommend, simplicity in approach, my ideal of truly gifted writer This is a very simple, concise, study of the life and times of America's Prohibition, from its beginning to end. This little study highlights, legislations, dates and characters in a very understandable way. This book would be suitable for any age audience Easy reading, little study. Beautifully written, not in the least dry. As with all my favourite reads, truly enjoyed the simplistic, easy to learn language and structure. HIGHLY recommend, simplicity in approach, my ideal of truly gifted writer. Jim

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    Excellent! I thought I knew a bit about the cause of the Volstead Act, but I guess I was naive. Turns out that large numbers of well meaning people sold the rest of the population a pipe dream wherein the elimination of the sale of alcohol would result in massive reduction in crime, eliminate the need for prisons, reduce taxes, and more nonsense. As we know, organized crime flourished, prisons overflowed, and the cost of law enforcement resulted in higher taxes. Well written and worth reading! Excellent! I thought I knew a bit about the cause of the Volstead Act, but I guess I was naive. Turns out that large numbers of well meaning people sold the rest of the population a pipe dream wherein the elimination of the sale of alcohol would result in massive reduction in crime, eliminate the need for prisons, reduce taxes, and more nonsense. As we know, organized crime flourished, prisons overflowed, and the cost of law enforcement resulted in higher taxes. Well written and worth reading! Matthew J Chandler-Smith proved to be an excellent narrator.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jay Pees

    Good history This is a short but excellent overview of an excruciating time in our history. Prohibition caused many more problems than expected and was a black mark on the fabric of our history. This season s a great summary of the causes and consequences of an experiment by well-meaning but misguided voters.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Glenn Lygrisse

    Brief and Lacking While this book did identify many who were culpable in the problems of this law and profited by it, it bowed to being politically correct and left out the Kennedy family as huge beneficiaries of illegal activity.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Edgar Cordero

    Nice quick read with a lot of the background i didn't know Enjoyed reading and learning about the different players behind the eighteenth amendment. Worth the time to read. I like the format of these hourly history books Nice quick read with a lot of the background i didn't know Enjoyed reading and learning about the different players behind the eighteenth amendment. Worth the time to read. I like the format of these hourly history books

  10. 4 out of 5

    Franklin B

    This sounds just like many in our government today. Today our leaders are trying to convince the public that socialism is the answer to all our problems. If you believe that I understand that they are having a great sale on the Veranzano Bridge.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    One of the best Hourly History installments. Parts of the chapter on Life Under Prohibition and ways around the law were outrageously funny. Man is so creative in getting around obstacles and attempted restrictions. A good short, fun and educational read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Robert

    Prohibition Great summary and context of the world in which prohibition started. Understanding the failure to make a difference in crime, health and safety has direct connection to current well meaning but misguided politicians.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Burns

    Good, short read. Learned some facts, I was unaware of. Boston was the first city, to produce rum. Also, the ways companies got around the law. The grape square was ingenious.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Raymond Medrano

    Think first before you act. This book is like a handbook..It shows the cause and result of Prohibition..There are many stories which could be told about many characters.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Reid Hildebrand

    Good Short but informative on the basic point wish it was a little longer and explained a few more points about the effects of prohibition and it's attempt to control people Good Short but informative on the basic point wish it was a little longer and explained a few more points about the effects of prohibition and it's attempt to control people

  16. 5 out of 5

    L Jerome Krovetz

    Very good Interesting account of \orohibion. I remember when alachua county did not allow,for alcoholism be served . The result was the u of fkorida,sr

  17. 5 out of 5

    Othniel

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cortney Holbrook

  19. 5 out of 5

    Glenn Rousseau

  20. 4 out of 5

    David K McIntosh

  21. 5 out of 5

    Chris Passingham

  22. 5 out of 5

    Beverly

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sashreeka

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dale Williams

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mike Briley

  26. 5 out of 5

    Roger Pearce

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shantanu

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kerry

  29. 4 out of 5

    David Abraham

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kirk A. Dooley

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