Shaping the Eighteenth Amendment

Shaping the Eighteenth Amendment

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Richard Hamm examines prohibitionists' struggle for reform from the late nineteenth century to their great victory in securing passage of the Eighteenth Amendment. Because the prohibition movement was a quintessential reform effort, Hamm uses it as a caseThe federal government did not need an amendment to permit it to use its various numerated powers a€” commerce, postal, ... opponents capitalized on the prohibitionistsa#39; failure to make clear their intentions on how the amendment would beanbsp;...

Title:Shaping the Eighteenth Amendment
Author:Richard F. Hamm
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 1995


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