How Dry We Weren’t: Lager, Liquor and the Law

Photographs Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society President Herbert Hoover called it the “noble experiment.” Many Americans, a majority by 1933, called it silly. In 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment and the National Prohibition Act (Volstead Act) made it illegal to “manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, furnish or possess” intoxicating beverages. The actions of many Americans … [ Read more]

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