Lindquist Dorr, Lisa. “Bootlegging Aliens: Unsanctioned Immigration and the Underground Economy of Smuggling from Cuba during Prohibition.” Florida Historical Quarterly 93, no. 1 (Summer 2014): 44–73. On the smuggling of illegal immigrants and liquor from Cuba to Florida during the 1920s. Among other things, explains: “When profits from booze became risky and the passage of the most stringent immigration restriction law in 1924 increased the number of desperate immigrants . . . , “bootlegging aliens” . . . quickly expanded as an alternative source of profit for smugglers” (46). And: “European makers of cognac, whiskey, scotch, gin, vodka, wine and champagne shipped thousands of cases of liquor to ports like Havanna, knowing that they would eventually end up as contraband in the United States” (49).
Carroll, Andrew. “Rum and Rights in Portland, Maine.” American History 48, no. 6 (February 2014): 24–25. On Neal Dow and the 1855 Rum Riot of Portland, Maine.
Diane Slawych, “Distillery Keeps History Alive,” Americas 62, no. 5 (October 9, 2010): 3–4. Describes the River Antoine Rum Distillery on the Caribbean island of Grenada, which operates “as it would” back in the 1700s.
Kristen D. Burton, “John Barleycorn vs. Sir Richard Rum: Alcohol, the Atlantic, and the Distilling of Colonial Identity, 1650-1800,” Ph.D. dissertation in progress, University of Texas-Arlington. On her website, she says: “My project will show how the changing patterns of consumption, along with the emerging theories of the Enlightenment, paved the way for the growing movement against alcohol in the 1800s.”
Part two of the POINTS series on alcohol and the First World War looks at the British rum ration.
Kristen Burton, “John Barleycorn vs. Sr. Richard Rum: Alcohol, the Atlantic, and the Distilling of Colonial Identity, 1650-1800” (dissertation in progress, University of Texas at Arlington).