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The Resource Prohibition, the Constitution, and states' rights, Sean Beienburg

Prohibition, the Constitution, and states' rights, Sean Beienburg

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Prohibition, the Constitution, and states' rights
Title
Prohibition, the Constitution, and states' rights
Statement of responsibility
Sean Beienburg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Colorado's legalization of marijuana spurred intense debate about the extent to which the Constitution preempts state-enacted laws and statutes. Colorado's legal cannabis program generated a strange scenario in which many politicians, including many who freely invoke the Tenth Amendment, seemed to be attacking the progressive state for asserting states' rights. Unusual as this may seem, this has happened before - in the early part of the twentieth century, as America concluded a decades-long struggle over the suppression of alcohol during Prohibition. Sean Beienburg recovers a largely forgotten constitutional debate, revealing how Prohibition became a battlefield on which skirmishes of American political development, including the debate over federalism and states' rights, were fought. Beienburg focuses on the massive extension of federal authority involved in Prohibition and the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment, describing the roles and reactions of not just Congress, the presidents, and the Supreme Court but political actors throughout the states, who jockeyed with one another to claim fidelity to the Tenth Amendment while reviling nationalism and nullification alike. The most comprehensive treatment of the constitutional debate over Prohibition to date, the book concludes with a discussion of the parallels and differences between Prohibition in the 1920s and debates about the legalization of marijuana today
Cataloging source
PUL
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Beienburg, Sean
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States.
  • United States.
  • Prohibition
  • Federal government
  • Prohibition
  • Federal government
  • Prohibition
  • United States
Label
Prohibition, the Constitution, and states' rights, Sean Beienburg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 322 pages
Isbn
9780226631943
Lccn
2019002015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1051682871
Label
Prohibition, the Constitution, and states' rights, Sean Beienburg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 322 pages
Isbn
9780226631943
Lccn
2019002015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1051682871

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