CARRY A. NATION: Retelling the Life. Fran Grace.
CARRY A. NATION: Retelling the Life

CARRY A. NATION: Retelling the Life

Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed by Grace on the title page to Paul B. Scott, a noted temperance collector and former President of the Board of Trustees of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union of Southern California. Brilliant retelling of the life of Carry Nation (1846-1911) from her upbringing in Kentucky and devastating first marriage to her ascendency as a full-time saloon smasher, preacher, lecturer, off-Broadway performer, and from time to time, jailbird. Nation has often been lampooned for her obsession with “hatchetation,” but this biography illustrates that, in her day, she was widely admired as a riveting speaker and offered a model of politically active womanhood at a time when states still legislated whether or not women could wear trousers. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with black titles. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #70195
ISBN: 0253338468

Price: $50.00

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