Prohibition Seminar - America Goes Dry

April 13, 2010

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The idea to control the consumption of alcohol was developing for nearly a century before passage of an amendment to the Constitution. So what went wrong? How did an idea meant to improve not just people's lives but people themselves instead spawn an epidemic of lawlessness and violence? Curator John Russick leads this conversation that digs into the roots of Prohibition.

 

Recorded Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Chicago History Museum.