Liberal Arts -- Society Research Guide

Materials on Temperance and Prohibition

The following are print books on the topic:

E-Resources

Industry studies of alcohol, wine, and beer available at:

About Temperance

Temperance was a 20th century movement combining social, religious, and political efforts to ban the consumption of alcohol in the United States. Convinced that alcohol abuse was the cause of most social problems, anti-alcohol crusaders lobbied and protested throughout much of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century. 

In 1920 the federal government prohibited the manufacture, importation, and sale of beer, wine, and liquor. Overwhelming popular sentiment restored America's right to drink in 1933.

WWW Sources about Alcohol, Temperance, and Prohibition

Sources for the study of alcohol from outside Babson College: