Ken Burns: Prohibition (DVD)
The story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.
The film starts with the early history of alcohol in America and examines the 19th Century temperance and progressive movements through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933.
The story of Prohibitions rise and fall is a compelling saga that goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers, and speakeasies, to reveal a complicated and divided nation in the throes of momentous transformation.
The film raises vital questions that are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago about means and ends, individual rights and responsibilities, the proper role of government, and finally, who is and who is not a real American.
This 6-hour, three part documentary from PBS also includes over 2 hours of bonus content.
Narrators include Tom Hanks, Jeremy Irons and Samuel L. Jackson.
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