The Resource Prohibition, Episode 1, Nation of drunkards, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (electronic resource)

Prohibition, Episode 1, Nation of drunkards, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (electronic resource)

Label
Prohibition, Episode 1, Nation of drunkards
Title
Prohibition
Title number
Episode 1
Title part
Nation of drunkards
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This episode part of a series on the Prohibition deals with the early days of the nation, men drink cider and beer all day long and at nearly every occasion, from barn-raisings and baptisms to funerals and public hangings. But as hard whiskey becomes increasingly affordable and saloons turn more and more drunks into the gutter, America seems to have become a nation of drunkards. Unable to vote, women in Ohio shut down taverns by praying on their doorsteps. In Kansas, Carrie Nation attacks hotel bars with her hatchet, and preachers, progressives, and puritans everywhere join the campaign for temperance. Eventually, they demand a constitutional amendment to rid the country of the scourge of drink. But Americans are about to discover that making Prohibition the law of the land is one thing; enforcing it will be another
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Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore and Stephen McCarthy ; edited by Tricia Reidy, Erick Ewers and Ryan Gifford
PerformerNote
Narrated by Peter Coyote with Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, John Lithgow and Oliver Platt
Runtime
94
Target audience
adult
Label
Prohibition, Episode 1, Nation of drunkards, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Jun. 17, 2014)
Control code
ASP2362567/pbsv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (94 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)884831041
Video recording format
other
Label
Prohibition, Episode 1, Nation of drunkards, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Jun. 17, 2014)
Control code
ASP2362567/pbsv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (94 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)884831041
Video recording format
other

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