Local author sheds light on local liquor laws and history

Joe Coker, a Samford Religion professor, has turned his doctorial thesis into a book, Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement. (Nov2007/Univ. of Kentucky Press) It sounds very facinating as it looks at the history of the South’s view of alcohol and prohibition, through the lens of religion.

Black and White ran a short, but very informative Q&A with Coker. Coker is also on the calendar to sign and read from his book, at Jonathon Benton Bookseller on April 12th from 2p to 4p.

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