Law, Alcohol, and Order: Perspectives on National Prohibition


"These papers should be a major stimulus to future scholarly activity. The general overviews of prohibition an alcohol policy by David E. Kyvig and Mark Keller are especially significant. Mark Lender's paper on the research opportunities in these fields is the most valuable essay for scholars. These three essays bracket more specialized offerings that illuminate aspects and implications of prohibition and repeal. Steven Goldberg, William Swindler, Paul L. Murphy, and Rayman L. Solomon deal with neglected constitutional and judicial issues; Nuala Drescher offers some fascinating speculations on what organized labor might have gained had the United Brewery Workers union survived; Clement E. Vose compels new respect for the complexities of repeal; and two essays by Humbert Nelli and Mark Haller draw contrasting conclusions about the role of 'organized' crime during and after prohibition. All are presentations of merit that adhere closely to a theme and provide full scholarly bibliographies. They are considerably more important than the usual collection of conference papers and will be useful for graduate students, upper-division undergraduates, and those wishing a sampling of the best current thinking about prohibition, alcohol, and repeal." - Choice

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Steven Goldberg
  • Willam F. Swindler
  • Paul L. Murphy
  • Rayman L. Solomon
  • Humbert S. Nelli
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1985


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