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“Putting on the Lid”: The Anti-Saloon League and Its Impact on the Dry Movement (1898–1915)

Sabine N. Meyer

in We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039355
eISBN:
9780252097409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039355.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the Anti-Saloon League's (ASL) impact on the temperance movement in Minnesota during the period 1898–1915. The turn of the century witnessed a nationwide expansion of temperance ... More


An “Unscrupulous Jewish Type of Mind”: Jewish Alcohol Entrepreneurs and Their Critics

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains the emergence of a toxic image of the Jewish alcohol purveyor—a new iteration of the image of the Jewish economic villain in the United States. It discusses how political and ... More


Prohibition and Its Aftermath

Hudson Cattell

in Wines of Eastern North America: From Prohibition to the Present-A History and Desk Reference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451980
eISBN:
9780801469008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451980.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Prohibition in the United States and Canada. In the United States, concern about the drinking of hard liquor led to the first state prohibitory law in Maine in 1851, which ... More


“Talking against a Stonewall”: The High License Consensus (1888–1897)

Sabine N. Meyer

in We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039355
eISBN:
9780252097409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039355.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the emergence of a High License consensus in Minnesota during the period 1888–1897. In the decade after the passage of the High License Law, there was an almost complete ... More


Prohibition and Federalism: The Road to the Sheppard Amendment

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the understandings of federalism which anchored the American political order since the time of the Founding, discussing its major controversies in early American history such ... More


The Dry Tide Recedes (1922–23)

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Prohibitionist strength reached its apex in 1922 and 1923, as the Anti-Saloon League and its allies convinced most American politicians that their oaths to the Constitution required state enforcement ... More


Ratifying and Implementing II (1918–21): The Northeast

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the Northeast, where opposition to prohibition was most intense, governors and state legislators fiercely debated the extent to which states’ rights enabled states to choose how to enforce the ... More


Constitutional Obligations (1923–24)

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The formerly wet Warren Harding increasingly felt obligated to shore up prohibition enforcement on grounds of constitutional fidelity. However, his death elevated Calvin Coolidge, a ... More


Taking Alcohol to the People of the States (1925–28)

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

With the Anti-Saloon League having demonstrated its strength in leveraging both electoral and intellectual support for prohibition enforcement by elected officials, the Association Against the ... More


The Surprise of Prohibition

Peter A. Kopp

in Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520277472
eISBN:
9780520965058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277472.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The threat of prohibition inspired Willamette Valley hop growers to join their farming brethren on the Pacific Coast to enter a political fight. It was a fight, however, that failed, as Oregon voters ... More


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