Prohibition in Sacramento: Moralizers & Bootleggers in the Wettest City in the Nation

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Sacramento's open opposition to Prohibition and ties to rumrunning up and down the California coast caused some to label the capital the wettest city in the nation. The era from World War I until the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment brought Sacramento storied institutions like Mather Field and delightful surprises like a thriving film industry, but it wasn't all pretty. The Ku Klux Klan, ethnic immigrant hatred and open hostility toward Catholics and Jews were dark chapters in the Prohibition era as Sacramento began to shape its modern identity. Join historian Annette Kassis on an exploration of this wet--and dry--snapshot of the River City.
ISBN: 9781626191662
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Palate
Images: 62
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Annette Kassis is an independent historian in the Sacramento area and author of "Weinstock's: Sacramento's Finest Department Store." Formerly co-owner of the Sacramento-based advertising agency K&H Marketing, LLC, Annette currently works as the manager of consumer communications for the California Beef Council and serves on the board of the Sacramento History Foundation. She holds a master's degree in history from California State University, Sacramento.
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