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Published: 01 September 2021 (Estimated)

736 Pages


ISBN: 9780190841577

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Smashing the Liquor Machine

A Global History of Prohibition

Mark Lawrence Schrad

  • Challenges conventional wisdom and maintains that everything you know about alcohol prohibition is wrong
  • Provides a new, global perspectives on alcohol prohibition, involving major figures in world history
  • Offers the alternate perspective that temperance was not reactionary, it was revolutionary
  • Takes minority and subaltern voices and actions seriously—both in the US and around the globe—including Frederick Douglass, F.E.W. Harper, Booker T. Washington, Little Turtle, Black Hawk, King Khama, and Gandhi
  • Includes primary source materials in 13 different languages—as well as archival materials from 95 different collections in 48 different archives in 10 countries across four continents