Battling Demon Rum by Thomas R. Pegram
The Struggle for a Dry America, 1800-1933 (American Ways Series)

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Like others in Ivan R. Dee's American Ways series (e.g., last year's My Mind Set on Freedom: A History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 by John Salmond), this is a concise, thorough and thoughtful look at a peculiarly American experience.
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A narrative account of the fight to regulate alcohol, from roughly 1800 to the repeal of national prohibition in 1933. An intriguing tale of social reform and of the limits of government-imposed morality. The best short history available of the politics and practices of American temperance reform....Highly recommended. —Library Journal. American Ways Series.
 

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Pegram teaches American History at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Ivan R. Dee. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Like others in Ivan R. Dee's American Ways series (e.g., last year's My Mind Set on Freedom: A History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 by John Salmond), this is a concise, thorough and thoughtful look at a peculiarly American experience.

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