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To Root Out a Bad Habit

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the impact of the Prohibition on American drinking habits. In 1919, Congress approved the National Prohibition Act, popularly called the Volstead Act, which effectively banned ... More


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