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Carry A. Nation signed issue of The Hatchet

1 Mar. 1906.

Signed edition of Carry A. Nation’s magazine, The Hatchet. The front cover of the magazine has been signed by Nation across the top, “Carry A Nation.” The magazine dates from March 1, 1906. Carry Amelia Moore was born in Garrard County, Kentucky, on November 25, 1846. Her family moved several times before settling in Cass County, Missouri. Carry Nation joined the Women's Christian Temperance Union in 1899 to help in the fight against alcohol. By 1900 she had made a name for herself as an aggressive supporter of prohibition who would use rocks, hammers or hatchets to destroy saloons and their liquor. Nation and her tactics were controversial even within the temperance movement. She was arrested 30 times between 1900 and 1910, but her antics drew national attention to the issue of alcohol prohibition in the United States. She died in 1911, but her efforts paid off in 1919 with the passage of the 18th Amendment banning "intoxicating liquors." The era known as Prohibition lasted until 1933, when the 21st Amendment repealed the ban. Her memoir, The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation, was published in 1905. Carry got her famous last name when she married her second husband, David Nation. Her first name is seen spelled in two ways, “Carrie” and “Carry.” The first spelling was used in the early records while the second spelling was used by her parents in the family bible. When she began her anti-liquor movement in the 20th century she adopted the spelling of “Carry A. Nation” and had it registered as a trademark in Kansas. The Magazine is in fine condition, and is one of the only sighed copies available.

ISBN: none

[Item #ATG00017]

Price: $2,500.00
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