Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - History - 360 pages
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In 1919, the United States made its boldest attempt at social reform: Prohibition. This "noble experiment" was aggressively promoted, and spectacularly unsuccessful, in New York City. In the first major work on Prohibition in a quarter century, and the only full history of Prohibition in the era's most vibrant city, Lerner describes a battle between competing visions of the United States that encompassed much more than the freedom to drink.
  

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Review: Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City

User Review  - Tad Richards - Goodreads

Everything you'd want from popular history. A fascinating subject that one sort of knows about, but not really. Excellent research, well organized, separates myth from reality, and well written. Read full review

Review: Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City

User Review  - Tara Godfrey - Goodreads

Very slow reading book. Read full review

Contents

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1
II
7
III
61
IV
96
V
127
VI
148
VII
171
VIII
192
X
227
XI
255
XII
271
XIII
289
XIV
310
XV
311
XVI
345
Copyright

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199

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About the author (2009)

Michael A. Lerner is Associate Dean of Studies at Bard High School Early College in New York City.

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