Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City

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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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Lerner (associate dean of studies, Bard H.S. Early Coll., New York) draws on contemporary books, song lyrics, and especially popular press articles to argue that Prohibition-a quintessential attempt ... Read full review

Contents

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

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