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A Thousand Thirsty Beaches$
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Lisa Lindquist Dorr

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643274

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643274.001.0001

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A Thousand Thirsty Beaches
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Lisa Lindquist Dorr

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643274.003.0001

While most histories of Prohibition focus on the northeastern United States and the organized crime that flourished during the era, this book turns the attention to the South. The South's proximity to islands where liquor was legal, its long coastline, and presence of people interested in profit or drinking attracted smugglers. Despite temperance advocates hopes that Prohibition would bring reform, a widespread black market in illegal liquor soon developed. The continued trade in alcohol helped make the South more modern, and drew federal law enforcement efforts to the South and into Cuba.

Keywords:   Rum runner, Temperance, Smuggling, Cuban-American relations, Eighteenth Amendment

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