Prohibition – Origins, Impact and Legacy

Why did the United States government ban the manufacture, sale and distribution of “intoxicating liquors” in October 1919? How did the passage of the 18th Amendment (“Prohibition”) impact society and culture throughout the “Roaring Twenties”? In this session, Susanna Calkins, historian and author of the historical “Speakeasy Mysteries,” shares insights into the paradoxes of Prohibition on the eve of its 100-year anniversary, exploring how the struggles over the illicit alcohol trade had far-reaching consequences.


Susanna Calkins , PhD

Susanna leads many of the faculty development initiatives at the Searle Center. She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in history from Purdue University and a master’s degree in education from Northwestern University. Before joining the Searle Center in 2003, ... read more

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Thu, Oct 24

Time: 10-11:15am

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center

Instructor: Susanna Calkins PhD

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 90

Program Number: FALL:257

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