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Smashing the liquor machine : a global history of prohibition / Mark Schrad.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 364.1332 SCH SMA (Text) 34207002407584 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 364.1332 SCH (Text) 78551000552559 Non-Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 364.1332 SCH (Text) 31951004610249 Main Floor - New Arrivals In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780190841577
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 725 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction--Everything you know about prohibition is wrong -- Part I: The Continental Empires -- Part II: The British Empire.
Summary, etc.:
"The book begins with a vignette of the world's most famous-and most misunderstood-prohibitionist: the hatchet-wielding saloon smasher, Carrie Nation. A deeper investigation finds that she was anything but the Bible-thumping, white, conservative evangelical that she's commonly made-out to be; but rather a populist-progressive equal-rights crusader. Chapter 1 lays bare the shortcomings of the dominant, historical narrative of temperance and prohibitionism as uniquely American developments resulting from a clash of religious and cultural groups. By examining the global history of prohibition, we can shed new light on the American experience. Answering the fundamental question-why prohibition? This book argues that temperance was a global resistance movement against imperialism, subjugation, and the predatory capitalism of a liquor traffic in which political and economic elites profited handsomely from the addiction and misery of the people"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Prohibition > History.
Temperance > History.

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