History In The Headlines

Category: Prohibition

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The Night Prohibition Ended, 80 Years Ago

On the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment’s ratification, look back at America’s surprising reaction to the end of Prohibition.

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Drink Some Whiskey, Call in the Morning: Doctors & Prohibition

During Prohibition, which took effect 93 years ago this week, many doctors boosted their practices by doling out medicinal alcohol.

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France’s Green Fairy Flies Again

After a century-long ban, France has legalized absinthe, a potion with a rich history that artists once prized for its supposed hallucinogenic effects.