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March Toward Prohibition Paved the Way for #MeToo

Current folklore about Prohibition ignores the absolute ugliness of saloons in the 19th century. The public house had become a male-only social and political establishment, energetic in its traditions and enthusiasms but often described as dreary, dank, dirty and dangerous places leading to male neglect and violence. The litany of sexual abuses connected with the saloon were extensive, including…

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