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Author Coker, Joe L., 1969-

Title Liquor in the land of the lost cause : southern white evangelicals and the prohibition movement / Joe L. Coker.

Imprint Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 329 pages).
Series Religion in the South
Religion in the South.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-321) and index.
Contents Introduction -- "Distilled damnation" : temperance before 1880 -- "It is not enough that the church should be sober" : drying up the South, 1880-1915 -- "Why don't he give his attention to saving sinners?" : prohibition and politics -- "But what seek those dark ballots?" : prohibition and race -- "Let the cowards vote as they will, I'm for prohibition still" : prohibition and the southern cult of honor -- "Some of our best preachers part their hair in the middle" : prohibition and gender -- Conclusion.
Summary The temperance movement first appeared in America in the 1820s as an outgrowth of the same evangelical fervor that fostered a wide range of reform campaigns and benevolence societies. Like many of these movements, temperance was confined primarily to the northeastern United States during the antebellum period. Viewed with suspicion by Southerners because of its close connection to the antislavery movement, prohibition sentiment remained relatively weak in the antebellum South. In the decades following the Civil War, however, southern evangelicals embraced the movement with unprecedented fervor.
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Subject Temperance and religion -- Southern States -- History.
Prohibition -- Southern States -- History.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1850-1900
Geschichte 1900-1950
Geschichte 1880-1915
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Coker, Joe L., 1969- Liquor in the land of the lost cause. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007 9780813124711 0813124719 (DLC) 2007025152 (OCoLC)147981555
ISBN 9780813172804 (electronic bk.)
0813172802 (electronic bk.)
9780813136981 (electronic bk.)
0813136989 (electronic bk.)
9780813124711 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813124719 (hardcover ; alk. paper)