Wednesday, June 14, 2006

History - What was Prohibition, anyway?

Did you know that during Prohibition you could still get alcohol if your doctor was willing to fill out a certificate saying you needed it for medicinal purposes? Or that 65% of the country had banned the sale of alcohol before Prohibition came into being? Digital History, one of Modern Flapper's favorite sites, has a brief history of American Prohibition that's worth reading, especially in light of contemporary discussions regarding medical marijuana and other drugs. To see some Prohibition-related pictures, look here. To read some information on the Anti-Saloon League (a primarily-male group) and the WCTU (a primarily female group that was also involved with women's suffrage and issues such as child and spousal abouse) click here and here.

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