Prohibition: A Battle in America’s Last Culture War

 
  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The extraordinary effort to ban drink must be understood as part of an American culture war, one framed between the country and the city, between the native-born (white Protestants) and foreign-born (Catholics and Jews), between religion and science, between homogeneity and cosmopolitanism, and, of course, between ‘drys’ and ‘wets’. 

The lecture will show how Prohibition animated combatants on both sides, generating two Americas that were barely comprehensible to each other, and how the truce declared during depression and war would not last.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture 

Cost: Free of Charge


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2020-01-28 18:00 2020-01-28 18:00 Europe/London Prohibition: A Battle in America’s Last Culture War The lecture will show how Prohibition animated combatants on both sides, generating two Americas that were barely comprehensible to each other, and how the truce declared during depression and war would not last. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/01/28/prohibition-a-battle-in-americas-last-culture-war-218613 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London

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