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By James D. Ivy

During this attractive examine, James D. Ivy recovers an interesting and overlooked point of Texas cultural history―the confluence of social concepts that fueled the Texas prohibition stream. specifically, Ivy contends that Texas prohibitionists constructed a southern approach that characterised prohibition as a reform flow with southern roots in Texas soil. those prohibitionists brazenly distanced themselves from northern evangelical reformers that had championed abolition, spiritual radicalism, or feminism for you to attract male electorate worried approximately their position in post-Reconstruction southern society. whereas their process succeeded insofar because it used to be capable of achieve the aid of a majority of white men with shut ties to the previous Confederacy, it did not convince a majority of Texas citizens to embody prohibition.

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