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Liberated Spirits: Two Women Who Battled Over Prohibition

Hugh Ambrose & John Schuttler.
Item #: D13574
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 368 / 2018
Publisher: Berkley
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It's no coincidence that the amendments banning alcohol and enabling women to vote passed in the same year, and Hugh Ambrose and John Schuttler trace the careers of two women to examine how these legal milestones intertwined. Overcoming the hurdles facing women lawyers, Mabel Willebrandt was appointed Assistant Attorney General, and she zealously battled the speakeasies despite the weakness and corruption of law enforcement. Wealthy Republican Pauline Sabin cared little about Prohibition, but as this history shows, she seized the fight to repeal it as a platform to bring newly enfranchised women into the political process and compete on an equal footing with men.

 

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