The Rise and Fall of the Temperance Movement
Prohibition was a grassroots movement that changed America. Through an engaging recounting of historical events accompanied by eye-catching imagery, students will get to know some of Prohibition's dynamic leaders through their own words and actions, including Carry Nation who swung her ax to break up saloons, and Frances Willard who was a leader of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Readers will meet Purley Baker, the persuasive lobbyist who convinced lawmakers to carry out the plans of his organization, the Anti-Saloon League, and ban the sale and manufacture of distilled spirits. A detailed chronology, chapter notes, and a further reading section with books, websites, and films offer in-depth information and additional resources for study.