A Nation of Drunkards

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A Nation of Drunkards

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Prohibition

Part 1 of 3. Ken Burns' history of the prohibition era.

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Part 1 of Ken Burns' three-part history of the prohibition era (1920-33) opens with the start of the temperance movement in the 19th century under the stewardship of such leaders as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard and Carry Nation.

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