Carry A. Nation

Carry A. Nation : Retelling the Life

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A needed and welcome account of Carry Nation's story... deserves the highest praise." -Journal of American HistoryAdmirably interweaves early 20th-century religious culture, regional politics, the suffrage and temperance movements, and the woman who worked zealously to unite them all." -Library Journal (starred review)In her well-received biography of Carry A. Nation, Fran Grace unfolds a story that often contrasts with the common public image of Nation as "Crazy Carry," a bellicose, blue-nosed, man-hating killjoy. Using newly available archival materials and placing Nation in her various historical and cultural contexts, Grace "retells" the crusader's tumultuous life. This complexly woven and delightfully written biography begins the work of recovering Nation's often fascinating, often disturbing life.Religion in North America-Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein, editorsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 544.32g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 57 b&w photos, 1 bibliog., 1 index
  • 0253217342
  • 9780253217349
  • 1,450,215

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"... a biography that seeks to set Nation's record straight." -Choice "Carry Nation... a hatchet-wielding, pleasure-rejecting temperance fanatic... yet... Fran Grace finds in her protagonist a strength of purpose, a moral certitude and a feminist sensibility that humanizes this woman so often caricatured or demonized... In her retelling of Nation's life, Fran Grace leads the way." -Women's Review of Bookshow more

About Fran Grace

Fran Grace is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. She lives in Redlands, more

Table of contents

Contents:PrefaceAbbreviationsIntroductionKentucky, 1846-1864Missouri, 1864-1877Texas, 1877-1889Kansas, 1889-1896Oklahoma Territory, 1896-1899Back to Kansas, 1899-1901The Topeka Crusade, 1901From Kansas to the World, 1901-1909Arkansas, 1909-1911EpilogueEndnotesA note on the sourcesBibliographyIndexshow more

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