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Prohibition Movement in the United States, 1801-1920

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Sechrist, Robert P.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
alcohol; alcohol consumption; counties; nineteenth century; political history; political movements; Prohibition era; social attitudes; social change; social history; twentieth century
  • Abstract

    These data were gathered for use in modeling the diffusion of prohibition in the United States throughout the nineteenth century. The study contains information on the prohibition status of counties from 1801 to 1920. For each county in the continental United States, the prohibition status is recorded annually starting with 1801. For those counties that were established after 1801, the prohibition status is recorded from the date the county was created. State-level prohibition status is also identified.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1801 / 1920
    Time period: 1801--1920
  • 1982-01 / 1983-11
    Collection date: 1982-01--1983-11
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Extant counties in the United States prior to 1920. Smallest Geographic Unit: county
2012-10-26 SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files and a SAS transport (CPORT) file have been added to this collection. The codebook has been updated.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8343 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08343.v1
  • Lewis, Michael. Access to saloons, wet voter turnout, and statewide prohibition referenda, 1907-1919. Social Science History.32, (3), 373-346.2008.
    • ID: 10.1215/01455532-2008-003 (DOI)
  • Wade, James B., Swaminathan, Anand, Saxon, Michael Scott. Normative and resource flow consequences of local regulations in American brewing industry, 1845-1918. Administrative Science Quarterly.43, (4), 905 -1998.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Sechrist, Robert P. (1985): Prohibition Movement in the United States, 1801-1920. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.