A Nation of Scofflaws

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A Nation of Scofflaws

A Nation of Scofflaws

Prohibition

Part 2 of 3 examines the problems that prohibition caused.

120 min.

A Nation of Drunkards

A Nation of Drunkards

Prohibition

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

120 min.

A Nation of Hypocrites

A Nation of Hypocrites

Prohibition

Conclusion. The factors that led to the end of prohibition.

120 min.


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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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