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Prohibition Era

LOOK: Newly Released Documents Give Boozy Insight Into Prohibition Era

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

Warning: some of these images may be disturbing to those who love beer. In newly released documents and photos obtained by Ancestry.com and Newspap...

Investigating the West Coast Mafia

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Andrea Chalupa

Despite Michael's Tahoe compound, and the beautiful Fredo scene on the lake, I never thought of California, where I grew up, as mafia country. The mafia still seemed a world away and more at home on the crowded streets of Little Italy and the Corleone olive orchards. Turns out the mafia was closer to home than I could have ever imagined.

10 Things You've Got Completely Wrong About Prohibition

Thrillist | Posted 02.04.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

You didn't always use a password to get into a speakeasy.

PHOTOS: Happy Repeal Day! The Prohibition Era In Chicago

Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago

Wednesday is Dec. 5, a truly significant date in American history. No, we're not talking about Johnny Rzeznik's birthday here. We're talking about Rep...

For Sale: Al Capone Gun, Price Tag $100K

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Collectors hoping to call an unusual and rare piece of Chicago history their own will be bidding Wednesday on a six-shot revolver formerly owned by le...