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The whiskey war in Ohio. Women singing hymns at the door of a cabaretier to force him to close shop, 19th century (engraving)

The whiskey war in Ohio. Women singing hymns at the door of a cabaretier to force him to close shop, 19th century (engraving)


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The whiskey war in Ohio. Women singing hymns at the door of a cabaretier to force him to close shop, 19th century (engraving)

5313575 The whiskey war in Ohio. Women singing hymns at the door of a cabaretier to force him to close shop, 19th century (engraving) by American School, (19th century); (add.info.: USA History: American mores.); SeM Studio/UIG

Media ID 33091226

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The Whiskey War in Ohio - Women's Protest Against Alcoholism

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. This engraving from the 19th century depicts a significant moment in American history known as "The Whiskey War in Ohio". The image showcases a group of determined women gathered at the door of a cabaretier, singing hymns with unwavering conviction. Their purpose? To force the closure of this establishment and combat the detrimental effects of alcoholism that plagued their community. In an era when bars, pubs, and cafes were prevalent social spaces, these courageous women took it upon themselves to challenge societal norms and fight for change. With their voices raised in song, they sought to bring attention to the destructive consequences of excessive drinking on individuals and families alike. Their act of serenading was not merely a musical gesture; it was a powerful form of protest against alcohol addiction. Through ballads and canticles sung with fervor, these brave women aimed to inspire others to join their cause and create awareness about the perils associated with alcohol abuse. This engraving serves as a poignant reminder of how ordinary citizens can come together to effect positive change within society. It symbolizes both resilience and determination as these women stood united against an issue that threatened their community's well-being. As we reflect on this historical moment captured by Bridgeman Images' print, let us acknowledge the bravery displayed by those who fought for social reform during this transformative period in American history.

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