Lecture: The Politics of Prohibition and American Identity
Name: Lecture: The Politics of Prohibition and American Identity
Date: March 3, 2019
Join Northwestern Professor Bill Savage at the Wilmette Historical Museum for a fascinating look at the identity politics of Prohibition, nationally and on Chicago’s North Shore, from the 19th century to the 21st. Savage will discuss two books, Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America, a guide to the seamier side of Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair, and George Ade’s 1931 pro-Repeal tome, The Old-Time Saloon. Copies of both books will be available for sale and signing after his talk. For more information, visit www.wilmettehistory.org or call (847) 853-7666.