The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Charles Hanson TOWNE (1877 - 1949)

Subtitle: "The Human Side of What the Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act Have Done to the United States" From Chapter 1: "The strange phenomenon of Prohibition, after an appearance amongst us of over three years, is still non-understandable to the majority of a great, and so-called free, people. It is one of the most astonishing manifestations the world has ever witnessed. It came upon us like a phantom, swiftly; like a thief in the night, taking us by surprise. Yet the Prohibitionists will tell you that no one should be amazed, since for years—for almost a century—quiet forces have been at work to bring about this very thing." - Summary by Charles Hanson Towne

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Phenomenon of Prohibition Shashank Jakhmola
00:13:44
Play 02 Our Great Unhappiness Shashank Jakhmola
00:11:49
Play 03 Our Endless Chain of Laws Shashank Jakhmola
00:12:24
Play 04 ''Too Much “Verboten'' ScientificMethodist
00:14:14
Play 05 ''Too Much “Verboten'' Part 2 ScientificMethodist
00:14:04
Play 06 Making the World Safe for De-mockery-cy TriciaG
00:26:21
Play 07 The Infamous Volstead Act Part 1 Melanie D. Young
00:19:27
Play 08 The Infamous Volstead Act Part 2 Melanie D. Young
00:18:07
Play 09 A Triumvirate Against Prohibition KevinS
00:06:59
Play 10 ''The Fear for Thee, My Country'' Part 1 PhyllisV
00:23:34
Play 11 ''The Fear for Thee, My Country'' Part 2 PhyllisV
00:23:48
Play 12 Drying Up the Ocean ScientificMethodist
00:16:47
Play 13 The Mullan-Gage Law, the Van Ness Act and the Hobert Act tommack
00:17:22
Play 14 Bootlegging and Graft Linda Johnson
00:15:52
Play 15 ''Don’t Joke About Prohibition'' Linda Johnson
00:21:23
Play 16 How Canada Has Solved the Liquor Problem deni
00:08:11
Play 17 Crime and Drunkenness tommack
00:31:26
Play 18 The Literary Digest’s Canvass PhyllisV
00:31:56
Play 19 Literature and Prohibition PhyllisV
00:11:36
Play 20 America Today PhyllisV
00:18:20
Play 21 Other Reforms Richard Auty
00:12:04
Play 22 Is Europe Going Dry? Richard Auty
00:09:33
Play 23 What Are We Going to Do About It? Richard Auty
00:21:01