Despite Prohibition, over the course of the 1920s, increasing numbers of Americans, and southerners among them, saw drinking liquor as a modern and pleasurable pastime. Court records indicate significant arrests for drunkenness and court officials reported considerable disdain for Prohibition laws among the public. Many officials were particularly concerned about drinking among the nation's youth. On college campuses in the South, drinking became an expected aspect of socializing as men and women increasingly saw liquor as part of an evening's entertainment. Others travelled to locations like Miami and Havana, where liquor was widely available. Over the course of the decade, drinking became an accepted part of social life, severing the link between temperance and respectability.
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