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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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The Liquor Market

The Liquor Market

(p.159) Chapter Five The Liquor Market
A Thousand Thirsty Beaches

Lisa Lindquist Dorr

University of North Carolina Press

Throughout Prohibition, the Prohibition Bureau struggled to enforce Prohibition effectively. It experienced changes in leadership and strategies, and complaints about ineptitude and corruption among prohibition agents. Agents attempted to purchase liquor at the commercial establishments proliferating across the southern landscape, including at hotels, cafes, garages, gas stations and produce stands. Their efforts reveal the growth of a culture of consumption across the South. The vast amounts of liquor in the South and traveling through the South, however, tempted law enforcement into corruption, from local and state police, federal prohibition agents, to members of the Coast Guard. Some of them used their power to develop and control vice markets in their communities, and to enforce Prohibition unequally across race and class lines.

Keywords:   Prohibition Bureau, Prohibition Agents, Bootleggers, Liquor Consumption, Corruption, Prohibition enforcement and race

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