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 such a lot 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 gentle at the profoundly non secular nature of African American involvement within the temperance stream. opposite to the usual depiction of that stream as being one predominantly led through white, woman activists like Carrie country, Thompson unearths the following that African americans have been vital to the increase of prohibition within the south through the Eighties. As such, A so much Stirring and demanding Episode deals a brand new tackle the proliferation of prohibition and won't simply converse to students of prohibition within the US and past, but additionally to historians of faith and the African American experience.

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