Carry A. Nation, Part 2

Carry Nation with her hatchet and Bible. American Stock Archive / Getty Images

After her initial "smashings," Carry A. Nation became a full-time activist, traveling from town to town to destroy saloons and preach temperance. She turned her fame as an activist into a good income, and used much of that money to set up women’s shelters.

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Holly's Research:

  • The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Carry Nation.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Feb. 27, 2017.
  • Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. “Early History.”
  • McMillan, Margot Ford and Carlynn Trout. “Carry Amelia Nation.” Historical Society of Missouri.
  • Library of Congress. “Topics in Chronicling America - Carrie Nation, ‘Saloon Smasher’ and Temperance Lecturer.”
  • Kansas Historical Society. “Carry A. Nation.”
  • Teske, Anastasia. “Carrie Amelia Moore Nation (1846–1911).” Encyclopedia of Arkansas. June 3, 2016.
  • San Francisco Call. “SMASHERS' MAIL GOES TO PRESS.”Volume 87, Number 101. March 11, 1901.
  • Nation, Carry A. “The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation.” Topeka, Kanses. F.M. Steves & Sons. 1909, c1908. Accessed online:
  • Grace, Fran. “Carry A. Nation: Retelling the Life.” Indiana University Press. 2001.

Topics in this Podcast: Prohibition, racism, 19th century, biographies, women, Carry Nation, Temperance Movement, smashing things, religion, U.S. history, 19th amendment