Tag Archives: National Prohibition Act

Prohibition and the Rise of the American Gangster

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. As Prohibition commenced in 1920, progressives and temperance activists envisioned an age of moral and social reform. But over the next decade, the “noble … Continue reading

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The Taxman Cometh: U.S. v. Alphonse Capone

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. Al Capone—the quintessential American gangster—headed the nation’s most notorious organized crime syndicate for more than a decade during Prohibition. Through smuggling, bootlegging, and … Continue reading

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