New Arrivals    Booklist    Archival Products   Charts   Newsletters   Upcoming Events   Contact Us  

Popular Categories

   Genealogy Misc.
      - DNA, photos, reunions,         source citations, etc

      - New Brunswick
      - Newfoundland & Lab.
      - Nova Scotia
      - Ontario
      - Prince Edward Island
      - Quebec
      - Western Canada
      - Military - Before 1920
      - Loyalists / UEL
      - Pioneers' Stories
      - Home Children
   England & Wales
   Ireland & N. Ireland
   United States
   more countries...

Popular Authors

   Ron W. Shaw
   Gavin K. Watt
   Ont. Genealogical Society
   Dr David Elliott
   Linda Corupe UE
   Paul Milner
   Chris Paton
   Thomas MacEntee

Popular Publishers

   Global Heritage Press
   MacDonald Research
   Unlock The Past

Search by topic, title, author or word:

BOOK - Booze: A Social Account of Prohibition on Prince Edward Island, 1878-1948
By J Clinton Morrison
Published by Cresent Isle Publishers, Summerside, June 2013

Softcover... 24.95 (C$)

Stories and songs of the time of prohibition have become a permanent part of PEI culture and folklore. This book chronicles the true story of alcohol on Prince Edward Island, its place historically in Island culture, the rise and fall of temperance and abstinence movements, and the impact of prohibition.

BOOZE: A Social Account of Prohibition on Prince Edward Island, 1878-1948 has ben seven years in the making. It is divided into eighteen chapters, organized into five book sections:
  • 1: Demon Rum chronicles the early use of alcohol on Prince Edward Island and its eventual abuse in colonial society
  • 2: The Temperance Movement delves into the rise of the numerous temperance and total abstinence organizations (beginning in the 1820s) which attempted to ameliorate the problems caused by the abuse of liquor in PEI society by demanding legislation that would ban its use
  • 3: The Canada Temperance Act (1878-1901) describes the implementation of this federal act which prevented the beverage use of alcohol in Island society and documents the problems of enforcement that ensued
  • 4: The PEI Prohibition Act (1900-1948) describes the legislation of this provincial act and its problem-riddled history
  • 5: The Liquor Trade provides a detailed look at the Prohibition era on PEI and chronicles the rise of the major problems of bootlegging and rumrunning in Island society resulting from the outlawing of the beverage use of alcohol.
BOOZE: A Social Account of Prohibition on Prince Edward Island, 1878-1948 was launched at Eptek Art and Culture Centre, Summerside, Sunday, 2 June 2013

440 pages
6 x 9"
Softcover - perfect-bound
Published by Cresent Isle Publishers, Summerside, 2 June 2013
ISBN 978-0-9809110-8-4

More Canadian Genealogy & History Resources from Global Genealogy: Inc. 1992-2019
Sign up for our free newsletter!   |   Unsubscribe from our newsletter