Daniel Francis

Reading the National Narrative

The Story of Prohibition

May 29, 2020

Yesterday's mail brought the new issue of Canada's History magazine containing an article by yours truly on the story of prohibition in Canada.

That's right. While American prohibition enjoys a high profile -- Al Capone, Roaring Twenties, bathtub gin, etc. -- many Canadians do not even know we had our own liquor ban in this country. Well, we did, and that is what the article is about.

The issue also has articles on the Group of Seven -- it has been 100 years since its formation -- and the infamous Chilcotin War in 1860s British Columbia.

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