Independent Order of Rechabites

Independent Order of Rechabites

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Independent Order of Rechabites was a Friendly Society founded in England in 1835 as part of the temperance movement to promote total abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Always well connected in upper society and involved in financial matters, it gradually transformed into a financial institution which still exists, and still promotes abstinence. A branch was established in the United States in 1842, and the Order was active in Australia from the 19th century into the 20th century promoting temperance and as a benefit society. From the late 18th century a number of Friendly Societies had been set up to help working class people with such things as health insurance, death benefits, etc. Generally these held their meetings in public houses. In the 1830s a group of Manchester Methodists became concerned that by encouraging working men to attend public houses to pay their friendly society dues, then the societies were harming the men's health and financial situation and threatening their moral welfare, rather than helping them.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134945528
  • 9786134945523