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The press and the repeal of national prohibition


Udris, Linards (2012). The press and the repeal of national prohibition. In: Welskopp, Thomas; Lessoff, Alan. Fractured Modernity - America Conftronts Modern Times, 1890 to 1940. München: De Gruyter, 97-127.

Abstract

In early 1929, newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst changed his mind over one of the era's controversial issues - Prohibition 1. Progressive Prohibition­ists such as Hearst had believed that the "dry law" would be an adequate measure to uplift the country. But by January 1929, Hearst was conceding that Americans could actually not be forced to drink (just) water. In demanding an end to the "noble experiment", Hearst intensified the dynamic which led to the rapidly eroding acceptance of Prohibition, which just years before had enjoyed wide­spread support. Soon afterwards, numerous newspapers pointed out that "public opinion" had shifted and that a "wet tide", "wet groundswell", or "wet senti­ment" was sweeping the country2.

Abstract

In early 1929, newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst changed his mind over one of the era's controversial issues - Prohibition 1. Progressive Prohibition­ists such as Hearst had believed that the "dry law" would be an adequate measure to uplift the country. But by January 1929, Hearst was conceding that Americans could actually not be forced to drink (just) water. In demanding an end to the "noble experiment", Hearst intensified the dynamic which led to the rapidly eroding acceptance of Prohibition, which just years before had enjoyed wide­spread support. Soon afterwards, numerous newspapers pointed out that "public opinion" had shifted and that a "wet tide", "wet groundswell", or "wet senti­ment" was sweeping the country2.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology
06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Communication and Media Research
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute for Research on the Public Sphere and Society
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:07 Feb 2014 12:55
Last Modified:17 Sep 2019 15:38
Publisher:De Gruyter
Series Name:Schriften des Historischen Kollegs. Kolloquien
ISSN:2190-1392
ISBN:978-3-486-71695-5
OA Status:Green

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