Gin, Jesus, and Jim Crow (Guest: Brendan J.J. Payne)

Published July 18, 2022
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Brendan J.J. Payne, chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, to discuss his new book, “Gin, Jesus, and Jim Crow: Prohibition and the Transformation of Racial and Religious Politics in the South.” They discuss how prohibition helped realign the racial and religious order in the South by linking restrictions on alcohol with political preaching, the disfranchisement of black voters, and how prohibition only retreated from the region once the racial and religious order it helped enshrine had been secured.
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