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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Shayna
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-15T18:06:05Z
dc.date.available2021-01-15T18:06:05Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/1625
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the Women’s Christian Temperance Union’s use of children for political purposes during their fight for Prohibition. In an effort to sympathize their mission and to create a sense of urgency around the banning of alcohol, members of the WCTU created an image of children as victims in their propaganda. However, the WCTU understood the importance of creating future voters, and so often created propaganda that presented children as active heroes. This conflicting portrayal of children showed that the WCTU used children as political tools and used such contrasting portrayals to reach a political goal rather than aptly represent children of alcoholic families. To understand this relationship between the WCTU and children, I analyzed posters created by the WCTU that present children as victims of alcohol and then content produced directly for children by the WCTU.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Social anthropology/ethnographyen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects::History subjects::Historyen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectAlcoholen_US
dc.subjectWomen’s Christian Temperance Unionen_US
dc.subjectProhibitionen_US
dc.title“Children in Misery” or young crusaders?: the political utilization of children by the Women’s Christian Temperance Unionen_US
dc.typeHonor's Projecten_US
dc.description.versionNAen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-15T18:06:05Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltzen_US
dc.description.departmentHonorsen_US
dc.description.degreelevelN/Aen_US


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