Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties

The "Roaring Twenties" was a decade of the 20th century - the 1920s - which followed the end of World War One.  It was marked by opposing activities, such as:

  • The stock market's rise and crash
  • Prohibition's impact on alcohol consumption, leading to public banning but private drinking
  • Rumrunners (involved in illegal liquor distribution) and revenue men (who tried to stop them)
  • Mobsters (like Al Capne) and preachers (who railed against the actions of gangsters)
  • Moonshine (produced in illegal stills) and the "real McCoy" (sold by a former rumrunner called Bill McCoy)

This book examines the 1920s in closer detail.

Media Credits

Image of the back cover of the referenced book online via Amazon.


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