Episode 5: The Napoleon of Temperance (with Joey...06/16/17
In 1855 newspapers around the world carried the story of the Rum Riot in Portland, Maine. Maine had become a dry state, and an angry crowd had tried to break into city hall to seize a stash of rum being held there. The mayor, a Temperance crusader who...
Episode 4: Prohibition in the Land of Mardi Gras feat...
New Orleans has long been known as an oasis of cultural deviancy in the conservative South. So how did the city react to Prohibition? Not well, as you might imagine. In this episode, host Sam Eilertsen is joined by Hannah Griggs of Boston College,...
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