"To all men whose desire only is to be rich,
and to live a short life but a merry one,
I have no hesitation in recommending
New Orleans."

—Henry Bradshaw Fearon (1819)

About the Project

Curently focused on mapping Prohibition raids in New Orleans, the goal of this project is to examine the cultural history of drinking cultures in the hemispheric South. Read more about the project here.

Check Out the Map

This Neatline exhibit explores the impact of the Volstead Act on the lives, drinking habits, and neighborhoods of New Orleanians through the mapping of Prohibition raids between 1919 and 1933.

Browse the Items

Take a look through the items currently archived in the database. There are currently 1081 Prohibition raids recorded. You can also download the dataset here.