6/23/91, 12/9.1995


Alcohol, reform, and society : the liquor issue in social context, edited by Jack S. Blocker, Jr. (Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1979) [ McCabe HV5292 .A384

Blocker, Jack S, American temperance movements : cycles of reform (Boston : Twayne Publishers, c1989) [ H Magill HV5229 .B55 1989]

(1) Antebellum Temperance Reform

Jill Siegel Dodd, "The Working Classes and the Temperance Movement in Antebellum Boston," 19:4 Labor History (Fall, 1978), 551-531

Mark E. Lender & James K. Martin, "American Wet and Dry," in John Cary & Julius Weinberg, The Social Fabric, pp. 177-190

Barbara Leslie Epstein, The Politics of Domesticity: Women, Evangelism and Temperance, ch. 1-3

Jed Dannenbaum, "The Origins of Temperance Activism and Militancy Among American Women," in Jo. of Social History 15:2 (Winter 1981), 235-252

William J. Rorabaugh, The Alcoholic Republic,

Ronald Walters, American Reformers, ch. 9

Ian R. Tyrell, Sobering Up: From Temperance to Prohibition

(2) WCTU (and Francis Willard)


Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Franchise , Franchise Department of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union. [Microform] [S.l., 1900?][ Microfilm. Woodbridge, Conn., Research Publications, [1977] 1reel (part), 35 mm. (History of women, no. 8927)[ B Can Mfilm Rm 76:1]

(3) Anti-saloon League


Taylor, Jonathan Kirkbride, Temperance addresses ... 1865-1915 ( [Baltimore] : Pub. by direction of the Anti-saloon league of Maryland, 1915) [ FHL BX7616.T28 T3[[breve]]2 S FHL BX7616.T28 T3 c.


Kerr, K. Austin., Organized for prohibition : a new history of the Anti-saloon League(New Haven : Yale University Press, c1985). [ B Canaday HV5287.A64 K47 1985]

Odegard, Peter H., 1901-1966, Pressure politics, the story of the Anti-saloon league (New York, Columbia university press, 1928) [ McCabe HV5287.A64 O4]

(4) During Progressive Era (and through Prohibition)


Fehlandt, August , A century of drink reform in the United States Cincinnati : Jennings and Graham; New York : Eaton and Mains, [c1904] [ McCabe HV5292 .F4

Cherrington, Ernest Hurst, 1877-1950. The evolution of prohibition in the United States of America; a chronological history of the liquor problem and the temperance reform in the United States from the earliest settlements to the consummation of national prohibition, (Westerville, O., The American issue press [1920] 1 > S McCabe HV5089 .C52


Blocker, Jack, Retreat from Reform (1976)

Clark, Norman, Deliver Us From Evil

Gould, Lewis L. Progressives and Prohibitionists: Texas Democrats in the Wilson Era (1973)

Gusfield, J.R. Symbolic Crusade (1963)

Hamm, Richard F., "Administration and prison suasion: law enforcement in theAmerican temperance movement, 1880-1920," Contemporary Drug Problems v. 21 (Fall '94) p. 375-99

Kobler, John., Ardent spirits; the rise and fall of prohibition (New York : Putnam, [1973] [H Magill HV5089 .K67]

Mennel, "Prohibition: A Sociological View," Journal of American Studies 3 (1969), 159-75.

Paulson, Ross, Woman's Suffrage and Prohibition (1973) [see me if not in McCabe]

Sinclair, Andrew, Prohibiton (1962)

Timberlake, J. H. Prohibition and the Progressive Movement (1963)

(5) Women and Prohibition

Alexander, Ruth M. "We are Engaged as a Band of Sisters: Class and Domesticity in the Washington Temperance Movement 1846-1860," Journal of American History 75 (1988), 763-85.

Blocker, Jack S. "Give to the Winds Thy Fears: The Women's Temperance Crusade 1874-74 (1985) [HV5229.B56.1985]

Bordin, Ruth. Women and Temperance: The quest for Power and Liberty 1873-1900 (1981).

Epstein, Barbara Leslie, The Politics of Domesticity: Women, Evangelism, and Temperance in Nineteenth Century America (1981) [HQ1423.E67].

Kyvig, D.E. "Women aganst Prohibition," American Quarterly 28 (1976), 465-482.



Written by Robert Bannister, Swarthmore College (emeritus). Please send suggestions/corrections to