Season 1 Episode 1

A Nation of Drunkards

Aired Unknown Oct 02, 2011 on PBS
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A Nation of Drunkards is part one of the 3-series documentary, Prohibition. It shows how Americans in 19th century consumes three times more alcohol than today, believing that alcohol is safer to drink than water. It tells how every American from the clergyman, craftsman, and canal-diggers drink alcohol until the temperance movement came and marked the prohibition era in the early 20th century, saying that alcohol is against the Protestant's clean and righteous living, and banned the sale and manufacture of alcohol.


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