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Prohibition in Sacramento: Moralizers & Bootleggers in the Wettest City in the Nation

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Sacramento's open opposition to Prohibition and ties to rumrunning up and down the California coast caused some to label the capital the wettest city in the nation. The era from World War I until the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment brought Sacramento storied institutions like Mather Field and delightful surprises like a thriving film industry, but it wasn't all pretty. ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by History Press (SC) (first published July 6th 2014)
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Serene
Jun 13, 2016 Serene rated it liked it
I didn't realize that this was an immigrant/religious prejudice issue. Catholics and Jews are big drinkers, most Protestants are not. Added to that the immigrants at that time, Germans drank heavily.
You can't legalize morality. People who were drinkers just found ways around the law to drink.
End of story. Making something illegal doesn't stop it from happening. And the Protestants at that time just couldn't understand that.
As a Baha'i, a member of the Baha'i Faith, we are commanded not to drin
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Kat
Jan 31, 2015 Kat rated it did not like it
So sad. I wanted to like this book. I love Sacramento history. I love living in the old neighborhood, in my 1918 house, with my husband that brews beer...we go on tours in the old cemetery, the local speakeasy tour and underground tour. On one of these tours we heard about the book. We should have loved this book! The intro talked about the many different ways you could approach writing a book like this - but why o why did the author choose to do it in the most dry sterile way possible! We read ...more
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