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Interpreting the Prohibition Era at Museums and Historic Sites Jason S Lantzer

Interpreting the Prohibition Era at Museums and Historic Sites

Jason S Lantzer

Published November 1st 2014
ISBN : 9780759124318
Hardcover
116 pages
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Interpreting the Prohibition Era at Museums and Historic Sites chronicles the rise and fall of one of the greatest attempted reforms in American History. Why were Americans so worried about alcohol? Why did they seek to ban an entire industry? HowMoreInterpreting the Prohibition Era at Museums and Historic Sites chronicles the rise and fall of one of the greatest attempted reforms in American History. Why were Americans so worried about alcohol? Why did they seek to ban an entire industry? How did those involved in the trade react? How did repeal come about? How should we remember the noble crusade? Such questions are important, both for historians and museums who seek to interpret the Prohibition Era, as well as for the general public who wants to know more about the Roaring Twenties and how it continues to shape the United States today. Case studies cover: . Breweries . Reformers . Women . Saloons, both before and after Prohibition . Gamblers and gumshoes This guide will help museum and history professionals make sense of a complex story, relate the history and legacy of political pressure groups, and help learners think about the era in new ways.