History Matters: Prohibition By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. & Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Aug 13, 2019 ShareTweetEmail The Drunkard's Progress -- moderate drinking leads to drunkenness and disaster A lithograph by Nathaniel Currier supporting the temperance movement, 1846 / This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1924. Listen Listening... / 4:59 History Matters: Prohibition - 081319 Dr. Gary Joiner Credit Press Image / LSU Shreveport Airs Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Dr. Gary Joiner looks back at a grand attempt to legislate morals in American, the Volstead Act or prohibition, and the lessons we learned from its failure. Tags: #HistoryMattersHistory MattersShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.