Book Discussion on Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Dan Okrent talked about his book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010). In the book he explored the politics of how… read more
Dan Okrent talked about his book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010). In the book he explored the politics of how the 18th Amendment was pushed through and divided the country, permanently changing the politics and nature of urban life. Topics included how the speakeasy changed America’s drinking habits and how Prohibition led to organized crime and created a fight that still exists across liberal and conservative lines. Mr. Okrent talked about how Americans drank before, during, and after Prohibition. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Way We Drank,” was a program on May 4, 2010, of the Chicago History Museum’s Prohibition Month. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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