Dry Diplomacy: The United States, Great Britain, and Prohibition - America in the Modern World (Hardback)
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Dry Diplomacy: The United States, Great Britain, and Prohibition - America in the Modern World (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 01/08/1997
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Dry Diplomacy is the first complete treatment of the diplomatic ramifications of Prohibition. Spinelli explores the widespread effects on international law, shipping, foreign policy, and trade. In this context, American interests appeared to be pitted against those of Britain as she sought to recover from the First World War by expanding trade, promoting domestic industries such as whiskey distilling, and reasserting shipping dominance in the sea lanes. American interference with international shipping-undertaken in order to disrupt what Presidents Harding and Coolidge deemed British alcohol smuggling-would lead to a diplomatic crisis in the mid-1920s.

Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
ISBN: 9780842022989
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 234 x 164 x 21 mm


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Based on extensive research, Dry Diplomacy shows an important linkage between domestic and foreign affairs during this era. . . . Spinelli examines a feature of Anglo-American relations that has been largely ignored by historians. . . . Spinelli's book is a welcome contribution to the literature on drug smuggling-in this instance, liquor-in international relations. * American Historical Review *
Dry Diplomacy takes Prohibition out of its domestic context and projects it into the international sphere. . . . Spinelli's study is engagingly written and comprehensively researched in both American and British archives. It provides valuable insights into the history of Prohibition, Anglo-American relations, and United States shipping policy, and it should be welcomed as a significant contribution to the historical literature of the interwar period. * Journal of American History *
Of all the aspects of American life and politics that were changed by the 18th Amendment, relations between the United States and its closest ally might have been the least likely arena for disruption. But as Lawrence Spinelli shows in his absolutely authoritative and often fascinating book, 'disruption' doesn't begin to describe it. Dry Diplomacy is an excellent piece of research and analysis. -- Daniel Okrent, author of Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center

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