From Brooklyn to Palm Island: The Life of Alphonse Gabriel Capone

Creative Commons He would earn the name Scarface and lead one of the most notorious crime syndicates in history. By C.J. Oakes / 06.24.2017 Al Capone was born at the end of the 19th Century in Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants. Eventually, he would earn the name Scarface and lead one of the most notorious crime syndicates in history[…]

The History of Alcohol Temperance and Prohibition in America

By Dr. K. Austin Kerr Professor Emeritus of American History The Ohio State University Why Prohibition? Why did the United States have a prohibition movement, and enact prohibition? We offer some generalizations in answer to that question. Prohibition in the United States was a measure designed to reduce drinking by eliminating the businesses that manufactured,[…]