Association Against the Prohibition Amendment

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The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment was established in 1918[1] and became a leading organization working for the repeal of prohibition in the United States.

Growth[edit]

The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment was founded by William H. Stayton in 1918. It grew rapidly as the problems caused by prohibition became increasingly evident. Its publicity campaign, begun in 1928, helped mobilize growing opposition to the Eighteenth Amendment (the "prohibition amendment"). It included, as an official song, "Light Wine and Beer" by Dave Kohn and George Vest Jr., music by Bert Keene.[2]

Prominent members of the organization included Pierre S. du Pont, Irenee du Pont, John J. Raskob, Jouett Shouse, and James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gale: "Papers of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment ...", accessed November 28, 2010
  2. ^ "New Cohan Show" (PDF). Music Trade Review. July 22, 1922. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 

Sources[edit]

  • Kyvig, David. Repealing National Prohibition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.