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A Random History of Alcohol Prohibition


9 Reasons Why There Wasn't Stress In The Good Old Days; from ZME Science Blog, 7/6/09

How Dry We Were: The Repeal of Prohibition - Author: Earl Rickard; Published on: July 1, 2001 (Microsoft Word RTF Document)

Carrie Nation: Activist - From History's Women: The Unsung Heroines, by Anne Adams (Microsoft Word RTF Document)

Carry A. Nation: "The Famous and Original Bar Room Smasher" Curriculum Packet from Kansas State Historical Society (Adobe Acrobat PDF File)

The Committee Of Fifty And The Origins Of Alcohol Control - By Harry G. Levine (Microsoft Word RTF Document)

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS from the Report on the Enforcement of the Prohibition Laws of the United States (The Wickersham Commission Report on Alcohol Prohibition) Dated January 7, 1931 (Microsoft Word RTF Document) Full Report Available at:

The Slaughter Of The Innocents by Charles E. Couglin - circa 1931: A clergyman's view of Alcohol Prohibition (Microsoft Word RTF Document)

McNabb v. United States (1943) - A post-Prohibition-era Supreme Court decision with much relevance to today's war on drugs. (Adobe Acrobat PDF File)

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Click here for a collection of Prohibition era resources from Ohio State University

Click here for a collection of Prohibition era resources from Acadmie de Nancy-Metz, France

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." Albert Einstein: "My First Impression of the U.S.A.", 1921

"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."
Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), U.S. President. Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives

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