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By H. Paul Thompson Jr.

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

 

H. Paul Thompson Jr.’s learn additionally sheds mild at the profoundly non secular nature of African American involvement within the temperance circulate. opposite to the general depiction of that flow as being one predominantly led by means of white, girl activists like Carrie country, Thompson finds the following that African americans have been principal to the increase of prohibition within the south in the course of the Eighties. As such, A such a lot Stirring and important Episode deals a brand new tackle the proliferation of prohibition and won't in basic terms converse 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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