A Nation of Scofflaws
Part 2 of 3 examines the problems that prohibition caused.
A Nation of Drunkards
Part 1 of 3. Ken Burns' history of the prohibition era.
A Nation of Hypocrites
Conclusion. The factors that led to the end of prohibition.
Part 2 of 3 examines the problems that the Volstead Act and prohibition caused, including a possible increase in alcoholism due to women frequenting the illicit speakeasies that replaced male-only saloons; adulterated liquor that poisons some drinkers.
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