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Multi-Media Review: THE PROHIBITION ERA : AH

8/19/2000 • American History Magazine, Reviews

THE PROHIBITION ERA, Arts & Entertainment Television Networks, $39.95

Ed Asner narrates this three-volume video set, which explores the era of bootleggers, bathtub gin, illicit speakeasies, and gangsters. Interviews with historians, authors, police officers, and journalists reveal how an idea born in the rural Midwest by temperance crusaders became the law of the land at midnight on January 16, 1920. America voted for prohibition but the nation would not stop drinking, and the videos’ archival film footage and period music helps capture the glamour of the Roaring 20s.

 

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