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History on Tap: Working Women in Wicked Cities
April 13, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMFree
RSVPs are now closed for this event. We hope to see you at the next History on Tap at Turner Alley Brewing Company on June 29!
Join us at Lion Bridge Brewing Company (59 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids) for the first History on Tap of 2016! While many are familiar with the gangsters and flappers of the 1920s Prohibition Era, fewer are familiar with the history of prohibition in 19th century Eastern Iowa. Iowa’s 1884 prohibition law frustrated Bohemians and Germans whose social life centered on the brewery, while some Iowans argued that drinking culture not only damaged family life, but imperiled working women seeking employment in cities like Davenport, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City. Dr. Jane Simonsen, a professor of history at Augustana College, will uncover some of the complex ways that liquor laws affected urban culture during her talk, “Working Women in Wicked Cities: Negotiating Vice Laws in Eastern Iowa, 1880-1910.”
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