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Author McClymer, John, author, compiler

Title How did the rival temperance conventions of 1853 help forge an enduring alliance between Prohibition and woman's rights? / documents selected and interpreted by John McClymer
Published Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012
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Women and Social Movements in the United States    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Series Women and social movements: scholar's edition
Summary The connections between the temperance and suffrage movements in the post-Civil War era have been frequently studied. Not so for the antebellum period. This document project focuses on two rival temperance conventions of 1853, the all-male World's Temperance Convention and Whole World's Temperance Convention organized in protest of the exclusion of women from the movement. Out of this rivalry grew a working alliance between woman's rights activists, who were often "Ultras" in the parlance of the day, and more conservative male advocates of the Maine Law. In addition to telling a previously overlooked episode in antebellum reform, the project also examines the variety of reformers active in the 1850s
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed April 7, 2015)
In English
Subject Temperance.
Women's rights.
Congresses and conventions.
Form Electronic book