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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


Equating Temperance with Patriotism: The Great War and the Liquor Question (1916–1919)

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/9780252039355.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the consequences of World War I for Minnesota's temperance movement during the period 1916–1919. The specter and, consequently, the reality of military involvement enhanced the ... More


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