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The Resource The war on alcohol : Prohibition and the rise of the American state, Lisa McGirr

The war on alcohol : Prohibition and the rise of the American state, Lisa McGirr

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The war on alcohol : Prohibition and the rise of the American state
Title
The war on alcohol
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Prohibition and the rise of the American state
Statement of responsibility
Lisa McGirr
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Language
eng
Summary
"Prohibition has long been portrayed as a 'noble experiment' that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this cherished myth to reveal a much more significant history. Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the federal government, the genesis of our contemporary penal state. Her deeply researched, eye-opening account uncovers patterns of enforcement still familiar today: the war on alcohol was waged disproportionately in African American, immigrant, and poor white communities. Alongside Jim Crow and other discriminatory laws, Prohibition brought coercion into everyday life and even into private homes. Its targets coalesced into an electoral base of urban, working-class voters that propelled FDR to the White House. This outstanding history also reveals a new genome for the activist American state, one that shows the DNA of the right as well as the left. It was Herbert Hoover who built the extensive penal apparatus used by the federal government to combat the crime spawned by Prohibition. The subsequent federal wars on crime, on drugs, and on terror all display the inheritances of the war on alcohol. McGirr shows the powerful American state to be a bipartisan creation, a legacy not only of the New Deal and the Great Society but also of Prohibition and its progeny." --
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
HV5089
LC item number
.M354 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The war on alcohol : Prohibition and the rise of the American state, Lisa McGirr
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The war on alcohol : Prohibition and the rise of the American state, Lisa McGirr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-306) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of a radical reform -- Bootleg, moonshine, and home brew -- Selective enforcement -- Gestures of daring, signs of revolt -- Citizen warriors -- New political loyalties -- Building the penal state -- Repeal
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393066951
Lccn
2015028038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99964562142
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902661500

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