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A Full Year of the
“Great Temperance Paper of the United States.”
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[TEMPERANCE]. Newspaper. The New York Voice, New York, N.Y., January 6, 1898 to December 15, 1898. Bound volume, 52 issues.

Inventory #22510       Price: $900

Historical Background

Published by Funk and Wagnalls between 1884 and 1906, this newspaper reported, in a sensational fashion, the state of drinking in the country. Over the course of a year, the Voice referenced numerous eastern colleges and universities, naming Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, and many others as chief among the problems of intemperance. A favorite tactic was exposing the venues of dens of vice or parties, and then printing the names of the attendees, while another was printing maps of college campuses and identifying the “rum shops” surrounding them.


Very good, tight binding. Trimmed close at outer edge, with loss of one letter in some cases.


Frank Luther Mott, A History of American Magazines, 1865 – 1885

(Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1938) p. 310.

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