Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the era of Prohibition. Over at Philly.com, Villanova political scientist Mark Lawrence Schrad, an expert on this short-lived era in American history, points to three commonly held myths about the 18th Amendment.
- “Temperance crusaders were mostly backward cultural conservatives”
- “Prohibition was a uniquely American utopian fever.”
- “Prohibitionists were trying to legislate individual morality.”
Read how he unpacks these points here.