Download e-book for iPad: Rumrunners: Liquor Smugglers on America’s Coasts, 1920–1933 by J. Anne Funderburg

By J. Anne Funderburg

ISBN-10: 1476667578

ISBN-13: 9781476667577

In 1920, the 18th modification made the creation, transportation and sale of alcohol no longer purely illegal—it was once unconstitutional. but no laws may perhaps finish the call for for alcohol. Enterprising rumrunners labored to fulfill that call for with crafty, braveness, machineguns and speedboats powered by means of plane engines. They out-maneuvered the U.S. Coast safeguard and risked their lives to convey illicit liquor.
Smugglers like invoice McCoy, the Bahama Queen, and the Gulf circulate Pirate, besides many others, ran operations alongside the U.S. beach till Prohibition used to be repealed in 1933. Drawing on criminal files, newspaper articles and Coast safeguard records, this historical past describes how rumrunners battled the Dry military and corrupted U.S. legislations enforcement, for you to hold the United States wet.

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