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Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition

Mark Lawrence Schrad


This is the history of temperance and prohibition as you’ve never read it before: redefining temperance as a progressive, global, pro-justice movement that touched virtually every significant world leader from the eighteenth through early twentieth centuries. American prohibition was only part of a global phenomenon, which included pro-temperance leaders like Vladimir Lenin, Leo Tolstoy, Tomáš Masaryk, Kemal Atatürk, Mahatma Gandhi, and anti-colonial activists across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Temperance wasn’t “American exceptionalism,” but one of the most broad-based and succ ... More

Keywords: temperance, prohibitionism, progressivism, abolitionism, suffragism, anti-imperialism, predatory capitalism, transnationalism, global history

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190841577
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190841577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Lawrence Schrad, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Villanova University

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