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Neal Dow, father of Prohibition...
Item # 671849 YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, February, 1896
* Young Women's Christian Temperance Union
An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
Inside has an article: "To Reach a Long Life" by Hon. Neal Dow, with a photo of him captioned: "...Aged 92 years, father of the Prohibition law."
Neal Dow was an American Prohibition advocate and politician. Nicknamed the "Napoleon of Temperance" and the "Father of Prohibition", Dow was born to a Quaker family in Portland, Maine. From a young age, he believed alcohol to be the cause of many of society's problems and wanted to ban it through legislation.
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War