Lisa McGirr

Harvard University

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One hundred years ago, Prohibition officially went into effect. The 18th Amendment to the U.S.

How the effects of Prohibition are still being felt today

One hundred years ago, Prohibition officially went into effect. The 18th Amendment to the U.S.

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Juice joints, hooch, flappers and speakeasies often come to mind when we think of the Prohibition Era, and historians have often treated it as a little more than a misguided moralistic…

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