Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City by Michael Lerner
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Description: The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ushered in the era of Prohibition in 1919. The ban on alcohol was deemed by President Herbert Hoover as a "noble experiment" and was intended to lead to a more moral and healthy society. Michael Lerner contends that this was not the case and focuses on New York City during the years of Prohibition to expose the inherent failures of the law.
Author Bio: Michael Lerner is Associate Dean of Studies at Bard High School Early College.View Schedule