How Did the Rival Temperance Conventions of 1853 Help Forge an Enduring
Alliance between Prohibition and Woman's Rights?

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Origins of the Woman's Rights Movement: A Narrative Guide to the Sources

   By John McClymer at Women's History Workshop at Assumption College surveys the beginnings of the woman's movement of the 1850s.

Temperance Reform in the Early 19th Century

   A collaborative project of the American Antiquarian Society, Assumption College, Old Sturbridge Village, and the Worcester Public Schools--contains a variety of primary sources from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society and Old Sturbridge Village including songs, children's literature, and broadsides.

The Temperance Archive at the Lost Museum Project at CUNY

   Is a collection of temperance-related materials connected to the temperance activities of P.T. Barnum whose American Museum is the "lost museum" of the title.

Temperance & Prohibition

   At Ohio State University explores a later period than this document project and gives a sense of how the temperance movement evolved with the passage of time.

Anti-Saloon League, 1893-1933

   From 1893 to 1933, the Anti-Saloon League was a major force in American politics. Influencing the United States through the printed word and lobbying, it turned a moral crusade into a Constitutional amendment. The League left a legacy of printed material at a site bequeathed to the Westerville Public Library which houses the Anti-Saloon League Museum.

Alcohol, Temperance & Prohibition

   This site has been developed by the Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship and includes browse and search capabilities through an extensive collection of pamphlets and broadsides. A search for women or woman found 62 separate items in the archive.

Daniel Wright and Kathryn Kish Sklar, What Was the Appeal of Moral Reform to Antebellum Northern Women, 1835-1841?

   Is a document project on this web site that explores a second major women's social reform movement in the antebellum period. Like the temperance movement, the Moral Reform movement empowered women-—in this case, to attack male privilege in the form of the sexual double standard of the period.

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