Historians long overlooked the repeal of national prohibition “as a subject for serious research,” for at least two major reasons.1 First, the Great Depression and the coming of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal over-shadowed the ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment. Second, repeal as a research topic presents problems for historians, because it raises questions in disparate fields--including constitutional law, public policy, pressure politics, and federalism.
Gurhrie, Jr., John J.
"Rekindling the Spirits: From National Prohibition to Local Option in Florida, 1928-1935,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 74:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol74/iss1/4