Item #1244 The National Prohibitory Amendment Guide. Ada Bittenbender, atilda.
The National Prohibitory Amendment Guide
The National Prohibitory Amendment Guide
The National Prohibitory Amendment Guide
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Strategizes National Prohibition, 1889

The National Prohibitory Amendment Guide

Chicago: Woman's Temperance Publication Association, 1889. First edition. Wrappers. Duodecimo. .x, 104 pages + 1 leaf publisher ads. Near fine. Printed light brown linen-backed paper covers, side-stapled binding. A couple of corner bumps, some light soil, else fine.

The first part of this manual gives a history of National Prohibitory Amendments and Congressional action in relation to them, including arguments, indorsements of organizations and newspapers, etc. The second part consists of the plan to systematically canvass the country to gain support for a Constitutional Amendment for Prohibition of alcohol.

The author, Ada Bittenbender, was a women's rights and temperance activist and an accomplished attorney representing the the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in Washington, DC. She was the third woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

A scarce piece of temperance, Prohibition, and women's history. OCLC locates just 5 copies.

Item #1244

Price: $750

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