During prohibition, an odd alliance of special interests argued beer was vital medicine the anti-saloon league (asl), one of the country's leading temperance groups, was particularly incensed at the suggestion that small children, seated cheerily at the neighborhood video: what goes into a prohibition-era cocktail.
Anti-saloon league, the leading organization lobbying for prohibition in the united states in the early 20th century it was founded as a state society in ohio in 1893, but its influence spread rapidly, and in 1895 it became a national organization it drew most of its support from protestant evangelical churches, and it lobbied.
Professor emeritus of american history the ohio state in the early 1920s, consumption of beverage alcohol was about thirty per cent of the pre-prohibition level consumption and prostitution it was no accident that a new prohibition organization formed in 1893 called itself the anti-saloon league.
The anti saloon league, founded in 1893 in oberlin, ohio began life as a state organization its first offices were in columbus, ohio in 1909, the league moved to nearby westerville, ohio where it also operated the american issue publishing company after 1895, however, the league became a powerful national.
The anti-saloon league was the leading organization lobbying for prohibition in the united states in the early 20th century it was a key component of the progressive era, and was strongest in the south and rural north, drawing heavy support from pietistic protestant ministers and their congregations, especially methodists,.
3 k austin kerr, organized for prohibition, a new history of the anti-saloon league (new haven ct: yale university press, 1985) credited with writing on the seminal narratives on the american progressive era hofstadter this contention revises earlier historians such as blocker jr, who argues that the transformation.