The Women's War with Whisky; or, Crusading in Portland
Portland: 1874. 60pp. Original printed wrappers. Slight chipping to spine, unobtrusive older glue repair. Minor foxing. About very good. Item #3737
An early publication from the Temperance movement as it made its way westward. The present work describes the start of that movement in Portland, as well as its early efforts against liquor in the city. Beginning with the founding of the Woman's Temperance Prayer League and notification by said League to the area's saloon owners, it further describes court cases and legal action taken against the women protesting, particularly by on saloon owner, Mr. Moffett, who took a group of women to court for their violent protest. We locate five copies in OCLC -- University of Washington, UC Berkeley, New York Historical Society, Multnomah County Public Library, and the Oregon Historical Society.