The Secret Feminist History of the Temperance Movement

The radical women behind the original “dump him” discourse

A gathering of members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, 1924.
Temperance women sing hymns in front of barrooms, 1874. Sketch by S.B. Morton. Source: Library of Congress

Author of Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love. Work in NYT, New Republic, the Guardian, Jezebel, and more.

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