Prohibition Series: The Temperance Movement and Women’s Rights

Posted by: perry 9/14/2011 11:00 PM

Wednesday, September 14
Prohibition Series: The Temperance Movement and Women’s Rights
The 19th century movement to end drinking in America was born to counter the destructive forces of grain-based alcohol. Those forces were often felt by women and children, as their head-of-household abused alcohol and then came home to abuse them. On today’s program, we’ll examine the role women played in getting the amendment passed – and the unintended consequences that played out after their successful efforts.

Scheduled Guests:
Catherine Gilbert Murdoch, author of “Domesticating Drink: Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940”
www.catherinemurdock.com

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