Woman Suffrage and the Liquor Interests
Over the course of the 19th century, a close alliance evolved
between the woman suffrage movement and temperance leaders. While some
suffragists wanted to keep the issues separate, by the 1880s, liquor interests
had come to see womens suffrage as a threat to their livelihood.
They foresaw that, once women had the vote, prohibition would not be far
behind. Using their powerful financial and political resources, brewers
and liquor dealers began organizing publicity campaigns against womens
Woman Suffrage and the Liquor Interests. New York: National
Woman Suffrage Publishing Co., Inc., 1916.
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