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Prohibition, Alcohol
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Prohibition, Alcohol, a movement in the United States to ban alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine, began in the early 19th century with efforts at temperance reform associated with the revivals of the Second Great Awakening (Revival/Revival movements: II). Neal Dow, who spearheaded the drive for the first state prohibition law (Maine, 1846), called temperance (Asceticism) “Christ’s work,” which “every true soldier of the Cross” should fight. In the industrial era of the la…

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Noll, Mark A. , “Prohibition, Alcohol”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124479>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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