A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the by H. Paul Thompson Jr. PDF

By H. Paul Thompson Jr.

ISBN-10: 0875804586

ISBN-13: 9780875804583

When Atlanta enacted prohibition in 1885, it was once the biggest urban within the usa to take action. A so much Stirring and demanding Episode examines the increase of temperance sentiment between freed African americans that made this vote possible—as good because the forces that ended in its 1887 reversal good prior to the 18th modification to the structure created a countrywide prohibition in 1919.

 

H. Paul Thompson Jr.’s examine additionally sheds mild at the profoundly non secular nature of African American involvement within the temperance circulate. opposite to the time-honored depiction of that circulation as being one predominantly led via white, woman activists like Carrie country, Thompson unearths right here that African americans have been principal to the increase of prohibition within the south throughout the Eighties. As such, A so much Stirring and demanding Episode bargains a brand new tackle the proliferation of prohibition and won't in simple terms communicate to students of prohibition within the US and past, but in addition to historians of faith and the African American experience.

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