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Temperance Movement

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Temperance & Prohibition. Historical material on these movements in 19th & early 20th-c. US.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Blocker, Jack S. Jr. American Temperance Movements: Cycles of Reform (Boston: Twayne, 1989).

Bordin, Ruth. Women & Temperance: The Quest for Power & Liberty, 1873-1900 (Philadelphia: Temple U, 1981).

Dannenbaum, Jed. Drink & Disorder: Temperance Reform in Cincinnati from the Washingtonian Revival to the WCTU (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1984).

Epstein, Barbara Leslie. The Politics of Domesticity: Women, Evangelism & Temperance in 19th-c. America (Middletown CT: Wesleyan, 1981).

Fahey, David M. Temperance & Racism: John Bull, Johnny Reb, & the Good Templars (Lexington: U. Kentucky, 1996).

Giele, Janet Zollinger. Two Paths to Women's Equality: Temperance, Suffrage, & the Origins of Modern Feminism (NY: Twayne, 1995).

Gusfield, Joseph R. Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics & the American Temperance Movement (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1963).

Hamm, Richard F. Shaping the 18th Amendment: Temperance Reform, Legal Culture, & the Polity, 1880-1920 (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1995).

Hampel, Robert L. Temperance & Prohibition in Massachusetts, 1813-1852 (Ann Arbor: UMI Research, 1982).

Harrison, Brian Howard. Drink & the Victorians: The Temperance Question in England, 1815-1872 [1971] (2nd ed.; Staffordshire: Keele U, 1994).

Herlihy, Patricia. Strategies of Sobriety: Temperance Movements in Russia, 1880-1914 (Washington: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1990).

Longmate, Norman. The Waterdrinkers: A History of Temperance (London: Hamilton, 1968).

Malcolm, Elizabeth. "Ireland Sober, Ireland Free": Drink & Temperance in 19th C. Ireland (NY: Gill & Macmillan, 1986).

Mattingly, Carol. Well-Tempered Women: 19th-c. Temperance Rhetoric (Carbondale: Southern Illinois U, 1998).

__________ (ed.) Water Drops from Women Writers: A Temperance Reader (Carbondale: Southern Illinois U, 2001).

Morone, James. Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (New Haven: Yale, 2003). Engaging & informative though surprisingly ahistorical & secularist exploration of moral tradition in radicalism left & right.

Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Domesticating Drink: Women, Men & Alcohol in America, 1870-1940 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1998).

Reynolds, David S. & Debra J. Rosenthal (eds.) The Serpent in the Cup:Temperance in American Literature (Amherst: U. Massachusetts, 1997).

Roberts, James S. Drink, Temperance & the Working Class in 19th-c. Germany (Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1984).

Rowntree, Joseph & Arthur Sherwell. The Temperance Problem & Social Reform (7th ed.; NY: Truslove, Hanson & Comba, 1900).

Tyrrell, Ian R. Woman's World/Woman's Empire: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union in International Perspective, 1880-1930 (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1991).

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