Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage


Frances Elizabeth Willard
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Throughout the 19th century, women played a prominent role in the promotion of "temperance," or restraint in the use of alcohol. Women had experienced first-hand how the time and money their husbands spent in bars harmed the family–especially when a drunken evening ended in a beating for the wife or the children, as it often did.

Under Frances E. Willard’s leadership, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union became the era’s leading temperance organization–many times larger than the suffrage organizations led by Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

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Frances Elizabeth Willard. Nineteen Beautiful Years, or, Sketches of a Girl's Life. Chicago: Woman's Temperance Publication Association, 1886.
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