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is none other than the “Holton Gang.” The par- ents are unmarried and living in sin, only one of their kids is their own, and they have been recently imprisoned for bootlegging liquor and run- ning confi dence scams. What is more, at high noon on closing day, “when the Eugenic Family was giving a demonstration of perfect vigor, their youngest blossom had an epileptic fi t.”19 The 1930s witnessed more disputation. Sometimes this entailed eugenicists recanting previously held positions. For instance, Carl C. Brigham, who devised the prototype for today

plant’s extensive perimeter. Hundreds of workers, arriving for the start of the 7:00 a.m. shift , either joined the picket lines or turned for home. Although some workers continued to enter the plant and the mill continued with some processes, production was largely shut down.7 Bethlehem’s response to the strike was much aided by the mayor of Johnstown, a megalomaniacal bootlegger named Daniel Shields who loathed the CIO. During the drive, Shields presided over a hearing concern- ing an organizer arrested for distributing the SWOC’s newspaper, Steel Labor

Square). Rickard saw pro hockey as a potential attraction to fill dates in his new building when there wasn’t box- ing, wrestling, or the circus. Although he did not own the team (the co- owners were Montreal promoter Tom Duggan and New York bootlegger Big Bill Dwyer), Rickard was its public face. He devised all manner of gimmicks to draw crowds, from having celebrities like Babe Ruth drop the puck to painting the brownish ice a brilliant white. In the first season, the promoter was so impressed with turnout that he decided to buy his own hockey fran- chise. His

like IZansas, Connecticut, and Mississippi. Writing in the Saturday Evening Post, Will Rogers depicted California as an up- start-the symbol for a new Sunbelt culture. Rogers staged a mock de- bate between Florida and California to determine the greatest state in the Union; the conversation quickly turned to fruit. Florida says: "We are known for our Oranges." To which California responds: Why oranges, climate, Pickford, California-those four wonderful words can never be dissociated. I will admit there is a bootleg variety of orange that thrives up to the size of a

& Commentary (New York: Applause Books, 1998), pp. 442–43. 3 3 4 / N O T E S T O PA G E S 1 5 8 – 1 5 9 101. Bell hooks, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (New York: Owl Books, 1996), p. 32. I am grateful to Tania Modleski for alerting me to this reference. 102. Ibid., p. 33. 103. Ellen Melinkoff, An Offbeat Social History of Women’s Clothing, 1950 to 1980 (New York: William Morrow, 1984), pp. 33, 34–39, 85. 104. Jay Gertzman, Bootleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920–1940 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), pp. 8–10, 65, 67, 86, 189. See

, the Overland had relatively more luxurious associations. By playing with the symbolic sys- tems attached to the two models, the driver himself seems transformed in the moonlight from a worn-down laborer to a playboy bootlegger. The singer proudly describes flirting with women, smoking marijuana, and evading U.S. custom’s officers while smuggling liquor across the border. The mobility ena- bled by his vehicle is a fitting metaphor for the intersections between Mexican and American life, particularly as the increasing ease of automobility blurred the boundaries

 they agreed to  take a license and pay fees going forward. Only about a third of Ascap’s  gross income was being distributed to members in the early 1920s. A  bootlegging  operation  so  benign,  so  smalltime,  wouldn’t  have  attracted the Prohibition Bureau’s attention. Nonetheless, Ascap soon  found  itself  under  serious  scrutiny  and  fighting  for  its  survival  in  all  three branches of the national government. 151 The Bureau of Navigation, under the purview of Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, granted the first thirty-one radio broadcast licenses in

course, he got all the credit. Another woman warned against adopting the local class snobberies. Don't ignore the bootlegger. He talks to a lot of people. Put him on your committee. A man from a rural area questioned the need for developing a personal relationship with the people you were trying to reach. Rural people get very few letters so they take those they do get very seriously. He had always gotten a good response by organizing his campaigns around written appeals. The young people were admonished against bickering with other organizations. Push your program

, and a Point of View (Franklin, TN: Legacy Communications, 1995); Lucas Hilderbrand, Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009), 121–122. 54. On the Nixon administration’s relationship to the news media, see Tim Kiska, “Nixon and the Media,” in Blackwell Companions to American History: A Companion to Richard M. Nixon, ed. Melvin Small (Oxford: Blackwell, 2011), 292–310; Nicholas Johnson, “Government by Television: A Case Study, Perspec- tives, and Proposals,” Journal of Aesthetic Education 5 (July 1971

dropped from $2.45 to $.76 per barrel. Retail gasoline prices slid along with crude oil prices. At the beginning of 1923, Stan- dard Oil gasoline retailed at $.22 per gallon. By September the price had fallen to $.13. Small retailers sold “bootleg” gasoline at $.10 per gallon, with prices reportedly as low as $.06. Although these falling prices were the obvious outcome of the petroleum property regime, public officials and many within the oil industry responded with alarm. They feared industrial disarray due to overcapacity, the shutting down of wells and firing of