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Temperance

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
organization founded to help alcoholics (1934). [Am. Culture: EB, I: 448]
amethyst
provides protection against drunkenness; February birthstone. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 58–59]
Anti-Saloon League
successfully led drive for Prohibition (1910s). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 357]
Jonadab
enjoined his people to abstinence. [O.T.: Jeremiah 35: 5–11]
Nation, Carry
(Amelia Moore) (1846–1911) hatchet-wielding saloon wrecker. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 253]
Prohibition
(1919–1933) period when selling and consuming liquor was against the law. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2710]
Rechabites
pastoral people who abstained from all wines. [O.T.: Jeremiah 35:5–19]
Samson
consecrated to God in abstinence. [O.T.: Judges 13:4–5]
Volstead Act
18th Amendment, passed by Congress to enforce Prohibition (1919). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 286]
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union
society of militant housewives against drinking (20th century). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 357]