Liberated Spirits: Two Women Who Battled Over Prohibition

Liberated Spirits: Two Women Who Battled Over Prohibition

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The passage of the 18th Amendment (banning the sale of alcohol) and the 19th (women's suffrage) in the same year is no coincidence. These two Constitutional Amendments enabled women to redefine themselves and their place in society in a way historians have neglected to explore. Liberated Spirits describes how the fight both to pass and later to repeal Prohibition was driven by women, as exemplified by two remarkable women in particular: Mabel Willebrandt and Pauline Sabin.

Along with a colorful cast of supporting characters, from rumrunners and Prohibition agents on the take to senators and feuding society matrons, Liberated Spirits brings the Roaring Twenties to life in a brand new way.

Authored by Hugh Ambrose and John Schuttler


368 pages 

Measurements: 8.5 x 5.75 inches 

Published by Berkley in 2018