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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


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


Rabbis and Other Bootleggers: Jews as Prohibition-Era Alcohol Entrepreneurs

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/9780814720288.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the Jews' bootlegging activities, with particular attention to the “rabbinic wine scandals” engendered by the Volstead Act's sacramental wine dispensation. Prohibition ... More


The Dam Breaks (1932–33)

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/9780226632278.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

While disagreeing on whether constitutional obligations required them to administer prohibition before repeal, nearly all northeastern states, and a handful of others, forcefully protested against ... More


The Battle for the Border

S. Deborah Kang

in The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199757435
eISBN:
9780190655259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757435.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The multiple challenges faced by the early Border Patrol and its efforts to overcome them are the themes of Chapter 2. It first focuses on how local residents and immigration inspectors pursued open ... More


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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