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Carry A. Nation : Retelling the Life - Fran Grace

Carry A. Nation

Retelling the Life


Published: 19th August 2004
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"A needed and welcome account of Carry Nation's story... deserves the highest praise." -- Journal of American History

"Admirably 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, editors

. . . a biography that seeks to set Nation's record straight.--Choice

Forewardp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Kentucky, 1846-1864p. 18
Missouri, 1864-1877p. 36
Texas, 1877-1889p. 64
Kansas, 1890-1896p. 91
Oklahoma Territory, 1896-1899p. 126
Back to Kansas, 1899-1901p. 137
The Tapeka Crusade, 1901p. 161
From Kansas to the World, 1901-1909p. 207
Arkansas, 1909-1911p. 262
Epiloguep. 278
Notesp. 283
Selected bibliographyp. 341
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9780253217349
ISBN-10: 0253217342
Series: Religion in North America
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 19th August 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.65 x 15.57  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.54