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Prohibition in Connecticut Caused Serious Problems Leading to Repeal

Cultural War Prohibition in Connecticut, as elsewhere, was part of a cultural war. The state’s Yankee old-stock population advocated prohibition.  A flood of southern and eastern European immigrants was entering the state. Prohibition was seen as a way  to reduce the crime, poverty and vice the Yankees associated with the newer arrivals. Yale economist Irving …

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