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Kyle Volk

Professor Kyle Volk is chair of the UM History Department. His award-winning research and teaching focus on the history of the United States, with emphasis on political, intellectual, and legal history during the long nineteenth century (1776-1933). He is especially interested in the history of American democracy; the problem and politics of dissent and difference in American society; capitalism, law, and the American state; civil rights, civil liberties, and the changing meaning of freedom in American life.

19TH Century Food & Drink History

Prohibition in the 1850s

Aug. 16, 2021

Popular depictions of prohibition in the United States usually show the speakeasies, bootleggers, flappers, and bathtub gin of the Roaring Twenties, but earlier attempts at prohibition stretch back far into the 19th century.…

Guest: Kyle Volk