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Term: Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Definition: late 19th-century reform movement; founded in 1874 to combat abuse of alcohol, under the leadership of Wisconsin's Frances Willard (q.v.) it also advocated for women's rights, suffrage, and labor reforms during the 1870's and 1880's; by 1890 its membership totaled 150,000.

[Source: Houghton Mifflin Reader's Companion to American History at]

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Mears, Helen Farnsworth 1872 - 1916
Willard, Frances, 1839-1898
Woman's Christian Temperance Union

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