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Jana Weiß, On the Road to Prohibition: The Temperance Battle and German-American Brewers

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A hundred years ago, Prohibition was enacted nationwide in the United States. This lecture juxtaposes the evolution of the temperance movement with the role of beer and wine in German-American communities.  Special emphasis will be on the Midwest in the period from the founding of the Anti-Saloon League in 1893 until World War I, when German-American brewers became the main target of pro-temperance activists.


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Jana Weiß is Associate Professor of History at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany). Her research focuses on the interplay of technology, race, religion, and human migration in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. Dr. Weiß’s current research project examines the lager beer revolution in the U.S., led by German-American brewers.



This Max Kade Institute event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. This lecture is available only to registrants for the live webinar. It will NOT be posted after the event.​Email Antje Petty (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a link. [Links will be sent a day before the event]


December 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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