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The Melodic Protest: America’s Songs of the Prohibition

In the era of Prohibition, artistic expression became a way to communicate dissatisfaction for the ban on alcohol and hatred for the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The ratification was certified on January 16th, 1919, prohibiting the “manufacture, … Continue reading

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The Tainted History of a Summer Pleasure Land:

 No one today would consider the northwestern corner of Bergen County to be a resort paradise, but for the first half of the 20th century that’s exactly what it was. In researching the history of the Ramapo River I happened … Continue reading

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