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Temperance societies in late Victorian and Edwardian England, by David M. Fahey

Summary
By studying the temperance societies that flourished in late Victorian and Edwardian England, this book opens a window through which we can view middle-class and working-class society. Such societies provided the backbone for temperance both as a social movement and a political lobby. Most temperance societies became aligned with the Liberal Party in support of prohibition by Local Veto. A few allowed members to drink, but most were committed to total abstinence. There were organizations of middle-class men, of workingmen and their wives, of women, and of children and youth. The largest adult
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 156 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : $b illustrations
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781527559998

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