Teetotalers and Saloon Smashers: The Temperance Movement and Prohibition

Overview

One of America's founders, Dr. Benjamin Rush often wrote about the importance of temperance, or not drinking too much alcohol. By the nineteenth century, many more Americans thought alcohol was a big problem. Temperance groups called for laws limiting or prohibiting the sale of alcohol. "Saloon smashers" destroyed bars and taverns. Author Richard Worth explores the temperance movement's relentless supporters and the Prohibition era in the United States.
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Overview

One of America's founders, Dr. Benjamin Rush often wrote about the importance of temperance, or not drinking too much alcohol. By the nineteenth century, many more Americans thought alcohol was a big problem. Temperance groups called for laws limiting or prohibiting the sale of alcohol. "Saloon smashers" destroyed bars and taverns. Author Richard Worth explores the temperance movement's relentless supporters and the Prohibition era in the United States.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ellen Welty
This title in the "America's Living History" series attempts to distill the history of the temperance movement in the United States from 1784 until 1933 into a little more than a hundred pages. In such a condensed version, detail is lacking, but the book gives a good overview of the topic and leads readers to other resources on the subject. The book is laid out in chronological order and the important names are highlighted with separate page discussions within each chapter. This book could be used in any one of several social studies units, including women's history since many of the major players in the temperance movement were women. The last chapter of the book discusses the legacy of temperance including Alcoholics Anonymous and the federal War on Drugs and the success of those programs. There is a handy time line, a glossary, an index, and an authoritative reference list at the end of the book that includes both print and web resources. Reviewer: Ellen Welty
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766029088
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: America's Living History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 10 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Carry Nation 7

2 Early America 22

3 Temperance Changes Direction 37

4 The Woman's Christian Temperance Union 58

5 The Road to Prohibition 71

6 Prohibition 89

7 Legacy of a Movement 106

Timeline 114

Chapter Notes 116

Glossary 123

Further Reading 124

Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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