‘To the Interests and Conscience of the Great Mass of the Community’: The Evolution of Temperance Societies in Nineteenth-Century Central Canada

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Title
‘To the Interests and Conscience of the Great Mass of the Community’: The Evolution of Temperance Societies in Nineteenth-Century Central Canada
Abstract
Pre-Confederation temperance societies in central Canada established a large constituency of support culled from middle-class evangelicals and the skilled working class. However, the sectarian and political turmoil from within temperance associations resulted in the irrelevance of temperance societies by mid-century. The author discusses the work of one of the first temperance societies formed in Canada, the Montreal Temperance Society, an organization that ran the Canada Temperance Advocate from 1835 to 1849.
Publication
Journal of the Canadian Historical Association
Volume
New Series, Vol. 14
Pages
137-163
Date
2003
Language
en
Citation
Ferry, Darren. “‘To the Interests and Conscience of the Great Mass of the Community’: The Evolution of Temperance Societies in Nineteenth-Century Central Canada.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association New Series, Vol. 14 (2003): 137–163.
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