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The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. .
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ISBN 10978-0-393-24879-1

Her most recent book the War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State (W.W. Norton, ) has won wide acclaim for excavating the significant but neglected state-building legacies of national Prohibition. Her award winning first book, Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right investigates the social and regional.


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McGirr shows the powerful American state to be a bipartisan creation, a legacy not only of the New Deal and the Great Society but also of Prohibition and its progeny. The War on Alcohol is history at its best―original, authoritative, and illuminating of our past and its continuing presence by: McGirr shows the powerful American state to be a bipartisan creation, a legacy not only of the New Deal and the Great Society but also of Prohibition and its progeny.

The War on Alcohol is history at its best—original, authoritative, and illuminating of our past and its continuing presence today/5(37). The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State. Prohibition has long been portrayed as a “noble experiment” that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies.

Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this cherished myth to reveal a much more significant history/5(34). Prohibition laid the groundwork for the War on Drugs and the American prison-industrial complex. She also explains how Prohibition and the federal law enforcement apparatus bridged the Progressive and New Deal eras.

The War on Alcohol retells the story of Prohibition with a cocktail of case studies, legal analysis, and a broad scope. Like the current War on Drugs, selective Author: Lisa Mcgirr.

In that same issue, in the review of The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State (pp. –14), the year of publication for this book should be ; and the affiliation of the reviewer should be Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Lisa McGirr, The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American York: W. Norton & Co.,   Another misconception: we assume that Americans drank like fish before (and during) Prohibition, much more than we do now.

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The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State Lisa McGirr has penned a history of a topic that most historians have neglected or consigned to the picaresque.

Standard narratives treat the Eighteenth Amendment—the prohibition amendment—as a quixotic and mercifully brief episode of state : Jennifer Mittelstadt. With splendid insight and illuminating details, Lisa McGirr demonstrates that the war on alcohol was the health of the state.—Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers In her revelatory new book, Lisa McGirr moves Prohibition from the gin-soaked edges of the Roaring Twenties to the heart of the American state.—Kevin Boyle, author of Arc of Justice/5(26).

In her fine history of Prohibition, “The War on Alcohol,” Lisa McGirr, a professor of history at Harvard, shows us that a poor Italian in Illinois or a black man in Virginia might very well have been jailed, shot or sentenced to a chain gang.

Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the federal government, the genesis of our contemporary penal state. Her deeply researched, eye-opening account uncovers patterns of enforcement still familiar today: the war on alcohol was waged disproportionately in African American, immigrant, and poor white communities.

Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the federal government, the genesis of our contemporary penal state. Her deeply researched, eye-opening account uncovers patterns of enforcement still familiar today: the war on alcohol The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State book waged disproportionately in African American, immigrant, and poor white : Norton, W.

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Norton & Company | [This] fine history of Prohibition. “[This] fine history of Prohibition could have a major impact on how we read American political history.”—James A. Morone, New York Times Book Review, The War on Alcohol, Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, Lisa McGirr, With splendid insight and illuminating details, Lisa McGirr demonstrates that the war on alcohol was the health of the state." -- Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers "In her revelatory new book, Lisa McGirr moves Prohibition from the gin-soaked edges of the /5(23).

Shareable Link. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn : David M. Fahey. McGirr rightly links the war on alcohol and the war on drugs with the rise of the “penal state,” but her focus on Prohibition limits the development of this argument.

Movements to criminalize alcohol and drugs emerged in the same era, sometimes with the same actors, and shared the same overblown rhetoric connecting alcohol/drug use to criminality and disfavored ethnic and racial minorities.

The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State User Review - Publishers Weekly. The Hollywood narrative of Prohibition as a time of gangsters spraying bullets from machine guns is blown wide open in McGirr’s ambitious history of.

THE WAR ON ALCOHOL PROHIBITION AND THE RISE OF THE AMERICAN STATE by the 18th Amendment banning the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages not only gave rise to the familiar Prohibition story of bootlegging, violence, and speak-easies but also had diverse, wide-ranging consequences that resonate to this day.

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Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this cherished myth to. McGirr shows the powerful American state to be a bipartisan creation, a legacy not only of the New Deal and the Great Society but also of Prohibition and its progeny. The War on Alcohol is history at its best―original, authoritative, and illuminating of our past and its continuing presence today/5().

(Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis) The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, by Lisa McGirr (Norton, pp., $) A decade or two ago, it seemed that every Author: Fred Schwarz. Praise For The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State McGirr’s book pivots from being a very good, tightly focused history of Prohibition to a great history of broader American politics, one that connects to contemporary issues in a profound way.

With splendid insight and illuminating details, Lisa McGirr demonstrates that the war on alcohol was the health of the state." -- Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers "In her revelatory new book, Lisa McGirr moves Prohibition from the gin-soaked edges of the Roaring Twenties to the heart of the American state."/5(26).

Widespread violation of the law created a panic that led to a federal penal state that included new powers for the FBI. The war on crime continued after the war on alcohol had been abandoned. "Its spiritual twin--the war on drugs-has gone largely unchallenged," McGirr states ().

Its uneven enforcement paralleled that of National Prohibition. The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State eBook: McGirr, Lisa: : Kindle StoreReviews:   Name History Professor 01 July The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State By Lisa Mcgirr Introduction This paper focuses on the question how the prohibition of alcohol lead to the prohibition of illicit drugs in the United States.

“[T]he most consequential harvest of the war on alcohol,” McGirr writes, “was the uniquely American cross-breeding of prohibitionary and punitive approaches toward illicit recreational narcotic. "[A] fascinating account of prohibition and its consequences. Written with verve, depth, and imagination, The War on Alcohol offers fresh readings of issues fundamental to American politics, then and now.", "In this remarkable book, Lisa McGirr moves beyond familiar tales of speakeasies and gangland violence to show how Prohibition contributed to the expansion of the authority of the modern 5/5(1).

"This is not just the best book ever written about the era of Prohibition; it is a landmark history of modern America. With splendid insight and illuminating details, Lisa McGirr demonstrates that the war on alcohol was the health of the state.", "[A] fascinating account of Prohibition and its consequences, written with verve, depth, and imagination.", "In this remarkable book, Lisa McGirr.

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In her wonderful book, "The War on Alcohol", Lisa McGirr delves into what prohibition meant and what it also did to people. Perhaps the most underscored part of the book is what prohibition did to crime and the increased levels of arrest and incarceration that often followed/5(26).

With splendid insight and illuminating details, Lisa McGirr demonstrates that the war on alcohol was the health of the state. — Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers In her revelatory new book, Lisa McGirr moves Prohibition from the gin-soaked edges of the Roaring Twenties to the heart of the American state.

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Goodreads members who l. But historian Lisa McGirr argues in her new book The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State that Prohibition was anything but a Author: Rebecca Onion.

Lisa McGirr's new book, "The War on Alcohol," an authoritative history of Prohibition and American identity politics of that era, has a lot to say about our current "War on Drugs".

The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State Using personal papers as well as records of state and federal reexamination that provides insights relevant to today’s. McGirr shows the powerful American state to be a bipartisan creation, a legacy not only of the New Deal and the Great Society but also of Prohibition and its progeny.

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W. Norton & Company. David M. Fahey, review of Lisa McGirr, The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, in Historian 79/1 (Spring ):   Review: Lisa McGirr: ‘The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State’ The famed temperance advocate Carrie Nation, with hatchet and Bible / Wikimedia Commons Joseph Bottum.