After the Volstead Act was discontinued in the United States in October of 1920, voters in B.C. approved government regulated control of liquor sales in June of 1921. Robert A. Campbell first examined government control of liquor in B.C. from prohibition to privatization in Demon Rum or Easy Money (Carleton University Press, 1991, $14.95), touted as the first systemic examination of government control of liquor in Canada. He's also the author of Sit Down and Drink your Beer: Regulating Vancouver's Beer Parlours (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2001).

Robert A. Campbell came from California in 1978 to teach history at Capilano College, in North Vancouver, where he became Chair of Social Sciences. He was born in Manitoba in 1952--and shouldn't be confused with Robert Campbell who visited northern British Columbia in the early 1800s.

[BCBW 2003]

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Demon Rum or Easy Money: Government Control of Liquor in British Columbia from Prohibition to Privatization
Sit Down and Drink Your Beer: Regulating Vancouver's Beer Parlours, 1925-1954 b