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Led by Pauline Morton Sabin (later Davis)
WOMEN'S CAMPAIGN TO REPEAL PROHIBITION - "PUT THE CRIMINAL OUT OF BUSINESS . . . REPEAL . . . THE EIGHTEENTH AMENDMENT.
1929. <p><b>Four Anti-Prohibition Handbills from Pauline Morton Sabin's Women's Organization for Prohibition Reform</b><br /><p>Each of the four broadsides measures 6.25" x 9.75". All are in nice shape. They are titled "Has Prohibition Brought Temperance?", "Four Your Children's Sake", "Do You Want to Put the Criminal Out of Business? Help the Unemployed?", and "Tax Payers! Do You Know". <br /><p>While female leaders of the national temperance movement are often recognized as the driving force behind the Eighteenth Amendment, it is often overlooked that other women, specifically Pauline Morton Sabin and her Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) led the charge to repeal it. Sabin, who had once supported Prohibition, set out to repeal the Eighteenth amendment after realizing that not only had it done nothing to reduce drunkenness and alcoholism, it exacerbated the problem. She saw Prohibition as the root cause underlying most of the 1920's corruption, crime, and violence and was offended by its destruction of the principles of personal liberty and local government. Sabin was even more disturbed by it the harm it caused American youth. She, and mothers like her, initially believed that Prohibition would eliminate children's temptation to drink. Instead, she found that police records showed that intoxication increased by a factor of ten among young people, and young girls sought assistance for alcohol-related issues from the Salvation Army rescue shelters an average of eight to ten years younger than they had before its passage. She was disgust … [Click Below for Full Description]
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