We are pleased to present
reading & discussing her new book
Prohibition in Sacramento: Moralizers & Bootleggers
in the Wettest City in the Nation
Thursday, July 24th, at 7:00pm
Sacramento's open opposition to Prohibition and ties to rumrunning up and down the California coast caused some to label the capital the "wettest city in the nation." The era from World War I until the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment brought Sacramento storied institutions like Mather Field and delightful surprises like a thriving film industry--but it wasn't all pretty. The Ku Klux Klan, ethnic immigrant hatred and open hostility toward Catholics and Jews were dark chapters in the Prohibition era as Sacramento began to shape its modern identity. Join historian Annette Kassis for an exploration of this wet-and-dry snapshot of the River City.
Annette Kassis is an independent historian in the Sacramento area and author of Weinstock's: Sacramento's Finest Department Store (History Press, 2012). Formerly co-owner of the Sacramento-based advertising agency K&H Marketing, LLC, Annette currently works as the manager of consumer communications for the California Beef Council and serves on the board of the Sacramento History Foundation. She holds a master's degree in history from California State University, Sacramento.