Flappers, bootleggers and gangsters; cocktails and speakeasies. These are all common images of the 1920's and Prohibition. But what led to Prohibition, and what was its impact? Susanna Calkins, historian and author of the historical “Speakeasy Mysteries,” will share insights into the paradoxes of Prohibition, exploring how the struggles over the illicit alcohol trade impacted society, culture and daily life throughout the “Roaring Twenties.”
The author will host a Q&A session at the end of her talk, followed by a book signing. Copies of her books will be available for purchase.
Light appetizers, wine and beer will be served; attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Susanna Calkins holds a PhD in History and is affiliated with Northwestern University. Ms. Calkins writes historical mysteries, and is the author of the award-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries, set in 17th century London, and the Speakeasy Mysteries, set in Prohibition-era Chicago.