Sunday, September 28

Bootleggers


Thomas Hart Benton, "Bootleggers," 1927
Wikipedia - "Rum-running, or bootlegging, is the illegal business of transporting (smuggling) alcoholic beverages where such transportation is forbidden by law. Smuggling is usually done to circumvent taxation or prohibition laws within a particular jurisdiction. The term rum-running is more commonly applied to smuggling over water; bootlegging is applied to smuggling over land."
Wikipedia
Prohibition, 1920 - Vermont Historical Society (Video)
1920s' PROHIBITION
Bootleggers and Speakeasies (Video)
PBS - Prohibition: Unintended Consequences
YouTube: Rumrunners, Moonshiners, and Bootleggers 1:30:59

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