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Temperance Republican Headquarters Recent work of grog shops

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01733.15 Author/Creator: Temperance Republican Headquarters Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Broadsheet Date: 23 March 1880 Pagination: 2 p. ; 45.8 x 28.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Gives detailed accounts of crimes and murders committed at liquor saloons due to excessive drinking. Stories are reprinted from other newspapers or publications. Printed by the Temperance Republicans. Subtitle reads: "It is high time for the law-maker to advocate laws which shall make safe the homes of honest citizens. Those who help enact laws whereby the rum seller is protected in his nefarious business are equally guilty with him for the murders committed."


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Reform MovementTemperance and ProhibitionAlcoholCriminals and OutlawsRepublican Party

Sub Era: The Gilded Age

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