- Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
- Length: 7 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-30-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: iMinds
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Imagine not being able to have a beer at the baseball. Or not being allowed to have a wine at the theatre. Imagine it was illegal to offer your guests a drink at your next dinner party. This is what life would be like under prohibition. Prohibition is a law that forbids the manufacturing, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages.
Countries all over the world have introduced prohibition at different times in their history and today many countries continue to ban the sale of alcohol. Muslim countries are generally strict about the consumption of alcohol by their citizens and often have some form of prohibition. This is due to references of the danger of alcohol in the Qur’an, which is Islam’s holy book. Scandinavia also has a rich history of prohibition. Most of the Scandinavian countries, with the exception of Denmark, had prohibition during the early 1920s, with a few of them continuing the ban on alcohol well into the following decades. Australia continues to have a form of prohibition in certain remote indigenous communities, but you can drink freely in most of the country.
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By James on 12-29-13
Short and Concise!
I learned a lot about prohibition in the United States from this book. Prohibition took place between 1920 – 1933 and really influenced and impacted society in a variety of ways. Of course, it created a huge underground market and mobsters came to the forefront of all of that.
This book is a good look at the various religious groups that were pushing for the US to adopt prohibition as the law of the land. The occurrence of the Great Depression was probably when the greatest pushback (plus the fact that it just wasn't working and the States were missing out on the taxes that could be gathered) to repeal the laws of prohibition, and in 1933, prohibition was repealed.
It was also interesting to learn that almost every culture throughout history has implemented some form of prohibition from time to time.