Lisa McGirr

Harvard University


Lisa McGirr is a professor of history at Harvard University. She is the author of The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State and Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right.

Featured Work

Orange County Sheriff's deputies dumping illegal alcohol, Santa Ana, California, 1932. CREDIT: <a href=",_Santa_Ana,_3-31-1932.jpg">Orange County Archives/(CC)</a>

JAN 18, 2019 Podcast

The Crack-Up: Prohibition, Immigration, & the Klan, with Lisa McGirr

In the second podcast in The Crack-Up series, which looks at how 1919 shaped the modern world, historian Ted Widmer talks to Harvard's Professor Lisa McGirr ...