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No Saloon in the Valley

The Southern Strategy of Texas Prohibitions in the 1800s

James D. Ivy (author)

ISBN: 9780918954879

Publication Date: Mar 2003

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Recovers an intriguing and neglected aspect of Texas cultural history - the confluence of social strategies that fuelled the Texas prohibition movement. In particular, James Ivy contends that Texas prohibitionists developed a southern strategy that characterized prohibition as a reform movement with southern roots in Texas soil.
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In this engaging study, James D. Ivy recovers an intriguing and neglected aspect of Texas cultural history - the confluence of social strategies that fueled the Texas prohibition movement. In particular, Ivy contends that Texas prohibitionists developed a southern strategy that characterized prohibition as a reform movement with southern roots in Texas soil. These prohibitionists overtly distanced themselves from northern evangelical reformers that had championed abolition, religious radicalism, or feminism in order to appeal to male voters anxious about their role in post-Reconstruction southern society. While their strategy succeeded insofar as it was able to gain the support of a majority of white males with close ties to the former Confederacy, it failed to persuade a majority of Texas voters to embrace prohibition.
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2003
Publisher Baylor University Press
Subject/s History of the Americas  
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Southern Strategies
  • 1. "The Lone Star State Surrenders to a Lone Woman": Frances Willard's 1882 Texas Tour
  • 2. "The Voice of the People in the Voice of God": Local Option in McLennan County, 1885
  • 3. "The Steady Step and Majestic Swing of the Hosts of Reform": The 1887 Campaign for Statewide Prohibition
  • 4. "The Blood of the Mighty Dead Has Stained Me!": Eggs and Honor in the 1887 Campaign
  • 5. "Who Brought this New Idea into Texas, Anyhow?": Texans Reject Prohibition
  • Coda: From a Regional to a National Reform
  • Notes
  • Index
James D. Ivy teaches history at San Antonio College and holds a Ph.D. in History of American Civilization from Harvard University.

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