Temperance Melodrama on the Nineteenth-Century Stage
Produced by the master entertainer P. T. Barnum, a melodrama about the dangers of alcohol was the first show to run for a hundred performances in New York City.
The Forgotten Temperance Movement of the 1950s
Despite the repeal of Prohibition, alcohol consumption was an enormous political issue for many white American Protestants.
Sobriety is Next to Godliness
Teetotalers in the early British temperance movement signed temperance pledges like those in The Livesey Collection on JSTOR.
“Where There’s Drink, There’s Danger”
These early temperance movement lantern slides from The Livesey Collection want you to abstain from drinking alcohol. Happy New Year!
Tea Parties for Temperance!
Behind the Victorian movement to replace tippling alcohol with a very British ritual.
The Trouble with Absinthe
When temperance advocates won the ban on absinthe in 1915, many of them saw it as the first step in a broader anti-drinking campaign.
The War on White Bread
In 1890, women baked more than 80 percent of the nation’s bread at home, and it was brown, non-standardized stuff. When did it become white?
When the Temperance Movement Opened Saloons
Charles Sumner Eaton's “Temperance Spa” served alternative adult beverages like coffee, egg phosphates, and "Moxie Nerve Food," all in the name of health.
The Feminist History of Prohibition
A look at the feminist roots of the temperance movement.