Women and Prohibition
Focuses on several women activists throughout North American history who have been in favor of the prohibition of alcohol.
# 28948 | 2,540 words | 5 sources | APA | 2003 |
Published on Jul 10, 2003 in Anthropology (North American) , History (U.S. After 1865) , History (U.S. Before 1865) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Women Studies (Historical Figures) , Women Studies (Culture)
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This paper relays the stories of women activists for prohibition in American history - including an account of Carry Nation's rampage, Francis Willard's organization and Mother Thompson's anti-saloon movement. This is an informative and, at times, humorous account of the history of women and their involvement with anti-saloon, anti-alcohol and their push for prohibition. The paper discusses how these women impacted American history and how these effects are still felt today.
From the Paper:"From the beginning of colonization, rampant alcoholism was a big problem. By the early 1700's, every colony that was inhabited had a deeply rooted alcohol economy to back the growing agricultural market. The most outstanding blemish on our face was Georgia. In such a drunken state was she that in 1735 through 1742 the wrath of Britain was visited upon her population in the form of an early prohibition act, which legally deprived Georgia of rum and brandies. Beer and wine came through unscathed. Almost immediately, the business of black market distilling and distributing of alcohol rose, along with early speakeasies and bootleggers."
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