TCC Films: Prohibition

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The Ken Burns documentary Prohibition tells the story of how the dry movement in the United States led to the passing of the Eighteenth amendment, which prohibited the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages nationwide. Prohibition was fueled, at least in part by anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant sentiment. Anti-prohibitionists, known as wets, criticized the alcohol ban as an intrusion of rural Protestant ideals on a central aspect of urban, immigrant, and Catholic life. Watch the trailer here: