Smashing the liquor machine : a global history of prohibition / Mark Schrad.
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- ISBN: 9780190841577
- Physical Description: xxiii, 725 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 
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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.
"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.
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|Subject:||Prohibition > History.
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