This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act, which banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of liquor in the U.S.
In the era that came to be known as Prohibition, organized crime flourished, catapulting mobsters such as Al Capone into the national spotlight, and entrenching organized crime into the American political, criminal and social landscape.
Thirteen years after the Volstead Act went into effect, it was repealed by the 21st Amendment.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the legacy of prohibition.
- Thomas Pegram, author, history professor, Loyola University Maryland
- Nina Thomas, History Center & Museum Manager, Westerville Public Library
- Melanie Gabbert-Gatchel, historian at the Andrew J. Volstead House Museum, Professor at Southwest Minnesota State University