Feb 5, 2016
This week's episode focuses on American prohibitions. That’s
right, Prohibitions in the plural. Even though Americans think of
themselves as a people who have always prized individual liberty,
history shows that there are MANY examples where one group of
Americans tried to stop another group of Americans from engaging in
a particular behavior.
So here’s the lineup:
1. First, a feature on a little-known prohibition crusade from the early 20th century that tried to ban cigarettes.
2. Then I interview historian Lisa McGirr about her new book, The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State.
Show notes and credits at www.InThePastLane.com
Episode 003 credits:
Jay Graham, ITPL Intro (courtesy, JayGMusic.com)
Kevin McCleod, “Impact Moderato” (Free Music Archive)
Lee Rosevere, “Going Home” (Free Music Archive)
Andy Cohen, “Trophy Endorphins” (Free Music Archive)
The Bell, “I Am History” (Free Music Archive)