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Prohibition

Prohibition is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. The Full Documentary no longer available online.

Prohibition

PROHIBITION tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. Prohibition was intended to protect all Americans from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. But, paradoxically, the enshrining of a faith-driven moral code in the Constitution caused millions of Americans to rethink their definition of morality.

Stories

August 2, 2011
We look back to the reasons prohibition failed and the accomplishments in...
July 31, 2011
A look at British Columbia’s role during and after Prohibition in Washington...
July 29, 2011
An overview of the period leading up to Prohibition in Washington state.
July 25, 2011
Where did the scofflaws go to drink during those dark, dry days from 1916 to...
July 25, 2011
Get out that cocktail shaker, and mix yourself a Prohibition style drink. Or...
July 25, 2011
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Daniel Okrent discuss "Prohibition" at Merchants...
July 25, 2011
Get in touch with your inner flapper and brush up on the lingo from the 1920s....

Episodes

No videos are available for online viewing.
The story of the rise, rule, and fall of prohibition and the entire era it encompassed.