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It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid off--when a Constitutional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the end of public drunkenness, alcoholism, and a host of other social ills related to booze. Instead, it began a decade of lawlessness, when children smuggled (and drank) illegal alcohol, the most upright citizens casually broke the law, and a host of notorious gangsters entered the public eye. Filled with period art and photographs, anecdotes, and portraits of unique characters from the era, this fascinating book looks at the rise and fall of the disastrous social experiment known as Prohibition.

Karen Blumenthal's "Bootleg" is a 2011 "Kirkus" Best Teen Books of the Year title.
One of "School Library Journal"'s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011.
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist in 2012.

About the Author

Karen Blumenthal is a long-time journalist who has written for both adults and young people. She previously wrote about the 1920s in "Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929, " which was a Sibert Honor Book; about social change in "Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX," which won a Jane Addams Children's Book Award; and most recently the biography "Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different." She lives in Dallas, Texas.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781627654463
ISBN-10: 1627654461
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: July 30th, 2013
Pages: 170
Language: English