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The Prohibition Era: A Confusing and Misunderstood time

Event Type: Local History
Date: 1/18/2020
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Richard F. Hamm, a history professor who has studied prohibition (among other things) for over thirty-five years and is co-editor of a forthcoming book, Prohibition’s Greatest Myths: the Distilled Truth About America anti-Alcohol Crusade,” will discuss some of the common myths and misunderstandings about prohibition. Beyond debunking he will explain how prohibition became such an important policy goal and was placed in the constitution.

Richard F. Hamm's research interests focus on the interaction of law and society in the American past. His work focuses on how ideas, individuals, and structures have combined to shape law and how law has determined the courses of government officials, reformers, and ordinary people.

Location: Helderberg (Large) Meeting Room
Contact: Maura Powers-Smith
Presenter: Richard Hamm