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Well-tempered women : nineteenth-century temperance rhetoric, Carol Mattingly

Label
Well-tempered women : nineteenth-century temperance rhetoric
Title
Well-tempered women
Title remainder
nineteenth-century temperance rhetoric
Statement of responsibility
Carol Mattingly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this richly illustrated study, Carol Mattingly examines the rhetoric of the temperance movement, the largest political movement of women in the nineteenth century
  • Tapping previously unexplored sources, Mattingly uncovers new voices and different perspectives in looking at temperance fiction, newspaper accounts of meetings and speeches, autobiographical and biographical accounts, and minutes of national and state temperance meetings. She examines the early temperance speeches of activists like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, and Clarina Howard Nichols and at the rhetoric of members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union -- the largest organization of women in the nineteenth century. In discussing perspectives outside those of mainstream, middle-class women, Mattingly focuses on racial conflicts and alliances as an increasingly diverse ship threatened the unity and harmony in the WCTU
  • Twentieth-century scholars often dismiss temperance women as conservative and complicit in their own oppression. As Mattingly demonstrates, however, temperance women made purposeful rhetorical choices in their efforts to improve the lives of women. And they were effective, gaining legal, political, and social improvements for women as they became the most influential and most successful group of women reformers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mattingly, Carol
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5229
LC item number
.M37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union
  • Temperance
  • Women social reformers
  • Women social reformers
  • Women orators
  • Women orators
  • Temperance in literature
  • Alcoholism in literature
Label
Well-tempered women : nineteenth-century temperance rhetoric, Carol Mattingly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38732307
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 213 pages
Isbn
9780809322091
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98016297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Well-tempered women : nineteenth-century temperance rhetoric, Carol Mattingly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38732307
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 213 pages
Isbn
9780809322091
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98016297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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