- “Prohibition in Canada.” Smuggling, Bootlegging and Speakeasies,
Background: The source talks about how the use of smuggling, bootlegging and speakeasies was apparent during the Prohibition. At the time these were the three main ways to get alcohol.
How I use it: In my essay, I use the information I found with this source to back up my claims that the use of these three things helped create NASCAR. Bootlegging and smuggling greatly impacted the creation of the sport, mostly because it involves the use of cars. The article supports my argument.
2.Sandbrook, Dominic. “How Prohibition backfired and gave America an era of gangsters and speakeasies.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 25 Aug. 2012,
Background: The source talks about how gangsters ruled the large cities in this era. The gangsters took advantage of the law and made a lucrative business off the illegal drinks. The article talks about the gangsters and how they were able to avoid the police and make the money that they did.
How I use it: In my essay, I use the information I found with this source to back up my claims that the Prohibition leads to a boost in illegal activity. This article backs up my claim because it talks about how people became involved with the illegal drinks.
3. McElroy, Ryan. “The story of how moonshiners created the performance car.” Car Keys, Car Keys, 31 Oct. 2017,
Background: The source talks about how the use of smuggling and bootlegging with transportation helped create the sport of NASCAR. The article explains how the moonshiners created the first types of performance cars and how they were the great grandfathers to the ones used today.
How I use it: This source backed up the claim of how the Prohibition created the sport of NASCAR and how it was done.
4.“History of the Roaring Twenties.” Prohibition and the Speakeasies,
Background: The source talks about how the use of speakeasies. This was apparent during the Prohibition. These were hidden bars and served the general public with alcohol. This generated a lot of money for both private and gangster-run bars.
How I use it: This article backed up my claim that illegal activity was boosted during this time. It shows that the general populous were involved with these illegal bars and that by doing so made them affiliated with the same illegality.
5. Gambino, Megan. “During Prohibition, Your Doctor Could Write You a Prescription for Booze.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 7 Oct. 2013,
Background: The source talks about the corruption in the 1920’s medical field. It provided proof that doctors would commit illegal actions to make money.
How I use it: The source helped me prove that illegal activity was boosted during this time by proving how the medical field in America would be corrupted and how selling alcohol prescriptions did it.
6. “Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 4 Dec. 2017,
Background: The source talks about the 18th Amendment.
How I use it: In my essay, I use the information to have the knowledge and back my claims about Prohibition.
7. Untitled Document, http://www.laits.utexas.edu/jaime/cwp4/esg/smugglehistory.html.
Background: The source talks about how the use of smuggling helped other countries during this era. Both Mexico and Canada made money by smuggling across the border to the dry towns of America.
How I use it: This provided me with a good amount of information about how Americans were not the only ones involved at the time.
8. “Black market.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 4 Dec. 2017,
Background: The source gave me a basic rundown on how the Black Market works and how it was back in this era. Understanding this made writing the paper easier because having the knowledge of this simplified my topics.
How I use it: Understanding this made writing the paper easier because having the knowledge of this simplified my topics.
9. Thompson, Neal. Driving with the devil: southern moonshine, Detroit wheels, and the birth of Nascar. Three Rivers Press, 2007.
Background: The source gave me a basic rundown on how cars were created and used during the Prohibition. The article talks about how the cars were changed and made to go faster to evade the police.
How I use it: ]This article helped back my claim on the modification of cars and how that resulted in the races that would become NASCAR. The book explained the correlation between the two and made it easier to link both together.
Background: The source gave me a basic rundown on what happened during the Prohibition. From start to finish the Prohibition did not work as planned. The book helps explain what occurred and how it ended.
How I use it: The book made it easier to learn about the Prohibition and what it really was. The book talked about the start to finish product and lead me to understand that the Prohibition looked good on paper but did not work out as planned.