June 27, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Frances Willard & the WCTU

The Do-Everything Policy by Frances Willard primary source analysis activity Correspondence, speeches, & other texts by Frances Willard Texts about Frances Willard How Racism Tainted Women’s Fight to Vote (1894 showdown between anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and temperance leader Frances E. Willard) The Root March 25 2011 Frances Willard temperance: historic newspaper coverage Frances Willard image set Causes: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union National Women’s … [Read more...]

Featured Source: The Kidnappers

There are 7 scenes in this political cartoon; take a look at them in greater detail in this .pdf document. What do they all have in common? Review the summary from the bibliographic record. What more did you learn? The cartoon's center scene featuring Theodore Roosevelt could be viewed right side up or upside down. How does the perspective of the scene change when you view it upside down as compared to right side up? Click the links below to read an historic newspaper article and a letter … [Read more...]

Today in History: Temperance & Prohibition

Today in History–October 28–the Library of Congress features temperance and prohibition. On this day in 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act which allowed for enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Lauded by temperance societies and referred to as the Prohibition Amendment, the Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors" in the United States. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section then click the links … [Read more...]