Prohibition Seminar - The Way We Drank

May 4, 2010

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Those who did drink during Prohibition had no trouble finding what they wanted. The speakeasy changed American drinking habits, and it also permanently altered the nature of urban social life, particularly in relationships between men and women. Former New York Times public editor Dan Okrent and author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, discusses this exploration of America's wet oases during the dry years.

 

Recorded Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at Chicago History Museum.