Tag: Scientific Temperance Instruction

Scientific Temperance Instruction Evaluated by Scholars.

The exaggerations, distortions, and gross inaccuracies in textbooks endorsed by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union‘s (WCTU’s) Mary Hunt were increasingly criticized. Leading scientists and educators were concerned about Scientific Temperance Instruction. This included the presidents of Columbia, Cornell, Yale, Stanford, and Vassar. (1) As a result, Scientific Temperance Instruction was evaluated. The Committee of Fifty …

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Temperance Beliefs & Temperance Teachings

normalizing alcohol

Temperance beliefs were fundamental to the temperance movement. They guided its teachings and actions. Mary Hunt of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) had pushed for state laws requiring ant-alcohol teaching in all schools in the U.S. In addition, she had her legions of WCTU members monitoring schools to ensure compliance. But most important, this …

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