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  • Woman's Chris
  • In the first section of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union Convention this morning, Mrs. B.G. Peters read her report as Superintendent of the department for work among the lumbermen. (nytimes.com)
  • Janet Perkins, president of the Portland, Maine, chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, said the group is not keen on the law that went into effect Friday, legalizing marijuana for recreational use. (dailyherald.com)
  • PORTLAND, Maine -- The mansion that serves as Maine headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union lay largely fallow until recently, with drug needles, liquor bottles and pornographic magazines littering the grounds. (dailyherald.com)
  • In Portland, members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, weary of alcohol's harmful effects on families, harassed saloon operators by showing up with Bibles and singing hymns. (dailyherald.com)
  • The most important temperance society for women was the Woman's Christian Temperance Union , an American group whose Canadian counterpart was founded in 1874 by Letitia Youmans of Picton , Ontario, as one of the few organizations through which women could play a political role. (thecanadianencyclopedia.com)
  • alcohol
  • In general, however, the temperance impulse in the modern world has been successful, whether its progress is measured by average levels of consumption or by preferences for less intoxicating forms of alcohol. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In such cases, the hypocrisy of colonial authorities in preaching temperance while allowing, or even fostering, alcohol consumption has given a weapon to those seeking to overthrow or reject their dominion. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Faced with the refusal of the Parliament of the time to give the right to vote to working people, the temperance chartists saw the campaign against alcohol as a way of proving to the elites that working-class people were responsible enough to be granted the vote. (wikipedia.org)
  • movements
  • But militant workers' movements, such as the English Chartists, the Knights of Labor in the United States and Canada , Austrian Socialists, and Spanish anarchists, have realized the value of temperance in mobilizing sober opposition to capital or to capitalist governments. (encyclopedia.com)
  • groups
  • The American Temperance Society was formed in 1826, within 12 years claiming more than 8,000 local groups and over 1,250,000 members. (wikipedia.org)
  • They portrayed non-prohibitionists as evil people who did not deserve many rights, and they tried to remove "Saloon domination" in matters of legislation (Document G). Along with the arguments prohibitionists used, it is also interesting to note why certain groups distinguished themselves as the driving forces towards temperance. (studyworld.com)
  • makes
  • Featuring friendly customer service and marvelous cuisine, the Temperance House makes it easy for guests to enjoy an exceptional dining experience without leaving the hotel. (opentable.com)
  • group
  • Temperance has been a subtler instrument in inter-group struggles when classes or professions have deployed it as a means of self-definition or as a vehicle for claims of expertise. (encyclopedia.com)