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John E. C. Robinson, an Irish immigrant, was twenty-five years old when he was admitted to the bar in St. Cloud in 1890. He thrived on public service. He was city assessor, a library board member and mayor four terms, each a year. When he campaigned for mayor in 1906 he vowed not to enforce a 1905...
Thomas L. Olson: Book Review of Sabine N. Meyer, "We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota" (2018).
In "We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota," Sabine Meyer, a Professor of American Studies at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, offers an indispensable history to help us understand the longest socio-legal reform movement in America.
The Noble Experiment in Minnesota. Thomas L. Olson: Book Review of Elaine Davis, "Minnesota 13: Stearns County
Alcohol prohibition in the United States, as proscribed by the Constitution's 18th Amendment, lasted just 13 years and failed utterly. Yet it is the subject of countless books and articles--both popular and scholarly. It has also been the stuff of endless fiction and motion pictures. And it...
James E. Child, "Trying a Case in Waseca County While (Allegedly) Under the Influence of Liquor" (1905).
In 1905 James E, Child, a lawyer, journalist and member of the temperance movement in Waseca County, Minnesota, published a year-by-year history of the county. In his chapter on the year 1878 he included a short account of a chaotic trial in Justice Court that featured a lawyer who, he alleged, was ...