The digitized items on this website are from the Alcoholism and Addiction Studies Collection, as well as from various collections in the Brown University Library. The site includes broadsides, sheet music, pamphlets and government publications.
The Interactive Constitution from the National Constitution Center presents essays by leading scholars from diverse legal and philosophical perspectives that explore the text, history, and meaning of the 18th Amendment.
On October 24, 1930, the Washington Post published the first installment of an expose by the “Man in the Green Hat," a bootlegger who sold alcohol to Representatives from rooms in the House and Senate office buildings during the 1920s.
On October 28, 1919, the United States Senate voted 65 to 20 to override President Woodrow Wilson’s veto of the Volstead Act. Since the House had also voted to override the veto, America entered the Prohibition era.