Iowa and liquor (article)

The Winter 2017 issue of The Annals of Iowa is now available.

In one feature article, JERRY HARRINGTON, an independent historian, narrates the effort by Harold E. Hughes—in his campaign for governor in 1962 and during his first year in office—to legalize liquor by the drink in Iowa. Harrington situates the debate as the culmination of more than a century of political conflict in Iowa over access to alcohol. This “last liquor battle” in Iowa also marked the rising influence of Iowa’s urban interests after the longtime dominance of the state’s political life by rural interests.

This issue also has a review of Sabine N. Meyer about temperance in Minnesota.  Don’t have name of reviewer.

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