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The Day America Went Dry: Looking Back At Prohibition 100 Years Later

Women turn out in large numbers, some carrying placards reading "We want beer" for the anti prohibition parade and demonstration in Newark, N.J., Oct. 28, 1932.  More than 20,000 people took part in the mass demand for the repeal of the 18th Amendment.  (AP Photo)
Women turn out in large numbers, some carrying placards reading "We want beer" for the anti prohibition parade and demonstration in Newark, N.J., Oct. 28, 1932. More than 20,000 people took part in the mass demand for the repeal of the 18th Amendment. (AP Photo)

It’s been 100 years since the end of Prohibition. We look back at the 13-year-ban on alcohol and how it shaped American drinking culture with William Rorabaugh, author of “Prohibition: A Concise History.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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