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Southern prohibition : race, reform, and public life in middle Florida, 1821-1920

Author: Lee Willis
Publisher: Athens ; London : The University of Georgia Press, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Southern Prohibition examines political culture and reform through the evolving temperance and prohibition movements in Middle Florida. Scholars have long held that liquor reform was largely a northern and mid-Atlantic phenomenon before the Civil War. Lee L. Willis takes a close look at the Florida plantation belt to reveal that the campaign against alcohol had a dramatic impact on public life in this portion of  Read more...
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Willis, Lee, 1973-
Southern prohibition.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011010408
(OCoLC)707023086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Willis
ISBN: 9780820341835 0820341835 9781283267908 128326790X
OCLC Number: 754409962
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 209 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction --
One. "To remain dram drinkers and tipplers": Taverns, Temperance, and Political Culture in Territorial Florida --
Two. "We have got no billiard saloon": Temperance in Antebellum Florida --
Three. "Drinking and gamboling": Alcohol, Temperance, and the Civil War --
Four. "In close communion with John Barleycorn": Race, Reform, and Reconstruction --
Five. "Kill the beast and save the boys": Local Option in Leon County --
Six. "Good order": Local Option in Franklin County --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Lee L. Willis.

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