Prohibition of Alcohol and Repeal: Helpful Resources

Prohibition of alcohol and Repeal is a fascinating story. How did National Prohibition (1920-1933) come to be? What was it like? How did it change American society? In what ways does it effect life even today?  It’s a story of unusual ideas, fascinating characters, surprising events, and unexpected outcomes.

Alcohol and Prohibition Biographies

Alcohol Prohibition BiographiesThe history of alcohol is filled with interesting people, with interesting stories.

Prohibition and Repeal Experience of Various States

Prohibition and Repeal Experience of Various StatesFrom strongholds of temperance sentiment to widespread disregard for the law, the statesresponded to National Prohibition and repeal in different ways.

Alcohol and Prohibition Dictionary and Glossary

Alcohol and Prohibition Dictionary and GlossaryDo you know the difference between a “blind pig” and a “clip joint?” And just who is John Barleycorn anyway? Find out

Alcohol and Prohibition Quizzes

Alcohol and Prohibition QuizzesBar Exam – Take this fun quiz.

George Washington Quiz – What’s George Washington have to do with alcohol?

DVDs, Photos & Files

Prohibition-related DVDs, Photos & FilesAn illustration from Klansmen: Guardians of Liberty, 1926.

Carry Nation, a photograph from 1910

Detroit police inspecting equipment found in a clandestine underground brewery during the prohibition era.

Medicinal Alcohol form, an official government document from the 1920’sVintage Pohibition Poster

“Save A Little Dram For Me,” a song from United States prohibition era, 1922

Repeal of Prohibition newsreel ca. 1933

Prohibition and Repeal DVD video: Shay, Gene et al. Amendment 18, Prohibition; Amendment 21, Repeal of Prohibition. DVD video. Lawrenceville, NJ: Cambridge Ed, 2004.

Repeal DVD video: A&E TV Network.

The Road to Repeal. DVD video. NY: A&E TV Network, 1997.

Other Resources

These other resources also focus on the National Prohibition of alcohol and Repeal.

Readings

Web Pages

Temperance Beliefs & Temperance Teachings. 

The Temperance Movement Today.

Effects of Prohibition.