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Carry A. Nation : saloon smasher and prohibitionist
Harvey, Bonnie C.
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Publication Information:
New York : Enslow Publisher, [2002]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Examines the life of Carry Nation, whose destruction of saloons and other businesses that sold liquor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century won her both praise and criticism from fellow prohibitionists and temperance workers.
1. Saloon smashing -- 2. Childhood -- 3. Blushing bride at twenty-one -- 4. Life with an alcoholic -- 5. Marriage to David Nation -- 6. Making of a crusader -- 7. The prize of Wichita -- 8. Fearless crusader -- 9. Carry Nation gains national fame -- 10. Lasting accomplishments -- 11. Carry Nation's legacy.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.2 4.0 60697.
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HV5232.N3 H37 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Gr 5-8-A balanced portrayal of a controversial figure. Born in 1846 into a wealthy Kentucky family that fell on hard times during the Civil War, Nation studied the Bible intently. When she married a man who turned out to be an alcoholic, she began to form a hatred of both drink and tobacco. After he died, she married David Nation, and later received a vision and vowed to serve God. When the couple moved to Kansas, she set about destroying saloons there, using violent means-Nation was particularly known for carrying a hatchet. One of the strengths of this book is that it acknowledges the opposition to the prohibitionist and the fact that not everyone in the temperance movement agreed with her destructive ways. The author also places Nation's actions in context and analyzes her effect on the prohibition movement. The book's layout is crisp and clear with several black-and-white photographs. A solid resource and a good starting place for readers interested in learning more about this woman.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.