Born Sober: Prohibition in Oklahoma, 1907-59
Jimmie Lewis Franklin
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modification to their con stitution, the forces of traditionalism, Bible-belt fundamen talism, and agrarianism, which had sustained prohibition, gave approach to a brand new period. whereas this e-book is bold in scope, its pretensions are modest. the writer stocks the view of Professor Norman Clark who, in his very good examine of the prohibition circulation- XV- B O RN SOBER ment in Washington country, asserted that the background of Ameri can liquor keep an eye on could be greater understood via nearby reviews. anyplace.
Singled out the Oklahoma governor at the moment, William ]. Holloway, for particular feedback. He were, it stated, "loath to simply accept [his] accountability . . . in concerns of liquor enforcement." voters during the nation had appealed to the executive govt for support and reduction from deplorable stipulations, yet he basically transmitted those court cases to the federal government.2 whilst queried approximately his loss of reaction to letters Okla homans had written approximately stipulations of their groups ' the.
Al., 1 7 7 Okla. 384. 29 listing and guide of Oklahoma, 1961, sixty four. - 142 - t I I I I I i LIBERALITY STIFLED : period OF REFERENDA and the hassle to maintain it off the poll, elevated the vote opposed to him.30 The shattering catastrophe on the polls didn't finish the Gov ernor's difficulties. From the outset he antagonistic a vote on repeal on the basic election, lest the liquor factor vague extra im portant monetary difficulties and in addition adversely have an effect on the Dem ocratic occasion. Many Oklahomans remembered.
Missionaries, the site visitors endured to defy suppres sion. an invaluable research at the topic is Gwen W. Zwick, "Prohibition within the Cherokee country, 1820-1907" ; supply Foreman, "A Century of Prohibition," Chronicles of Oklahoma, Vol. XII (June, 1934) , 133-41, can also be invaluable. Peter J. Hudson, "Temperance conferences one of the Choctaws," ibid., 130-32, is short yet colourful and informative. 32 condominium of Representatives, Hearings on Prohibition within the Proposed country of Oklahoma ahead of the Committee on.
Legislators heavily meditated even if the governor's ball in January, 1959, will be rainy or dry. One senator quipped that "it most likely could be a buttermilk ball, and you may deliver your individual cow." See Oklahoma urban instances, January eight, 1959, and likewise "Corking Up the Jug," Newsweek, Vol. LUI (March 2, 1959) , 25. - 187- BORN S OBER BARLEYCORN'S RESURRECTION and lawmakers, in particular the chairman of the senate Com mittee on Public security, Everett Collins. Cannon and the Governor insisted,.