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Prohibition, Whiskey Wars & Modern Moonshine

June 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

An illustration from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper that depicts soldiers raiding an illegal distillery in Brooklyn in 1869. © Bettmann/CORBIS An illustration from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper that depicts soldiers raiding an illegal distillery in Brooklyn in 1869. © Bettmann/CORBIS
Young Lawyers Series: Cocktails & Commentary
Roosevelt House, NYC

On June 24th, 2019 the Roosevelt House welcomed urban historian Rebecca Dalzell and Ryan Ciuchta, head blender of Kings County Distillery, for a novel and far-ranging discussion on the role of the law during Brooklyn’s secret Whiskey Wars, Prohibition, and New York’s now-resurgent distillery industry. Leigh Llewelyn, co-chair of the Historical Society of the New York Courts’ Young Lawyers Committee, made introductions and discussed Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s role in Prohibition. Harold Holzer, Jonathan F. Fanton director at the Roosevelt House, made opening remarks.

Part of the Historical Society of the New York Courts’ Young Lawyers Series: Cocktails & Commentary. Co-sponsored by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.


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Date:
June 24, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065 United States
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