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HISTORY 54S: Prohibition in America

A case study in the interplay between law, society, and culture in 20th century U.S. history. Topics include the women's temperance movement, the Anti-Saloon League, the 18th Amendment and Volstead Act, Jazz Age night life, Al Capone and the war on crime, policing and civil liberties, the repeal of Prohibition, and origins of the War on Drugs. Sources include Supreme Court opinions, literary novels, mug shots, government reports, oral histories, autobiographies, political cartoons, pamphlets, photographs, and Hollywood films.
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