The Washingtonians

Thanks to Jim B. of Canada who put together this presentation of text and articles on the Washingtonian Temperance Society. Jim originally had these articles on the web site of historyofaa.com which is no longer online and placed here for historical & research purposes.

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The Foundation, Progress and Principles of The Washington Temperance Society of Baltimore, and The Influence It Has Had On The Temperance Movements In The United States.

 The Washington Temperance Society of Baltimore
 Preface
 Chapter I - Foundation of The Society
 Chapter II - Progress and Influence of The Society
 Chapter III - Missionaries
 Chapter IV - The Temperance Cause Before
 Chapter V - Results
 Chapter VI - Principles of The Washington Society Experience
 The Missionary Spirit
 Our Pledge
 Politics And Religion
 Conclusion

The Washingtonian Movement by Milton A. Maxwell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, State College of Washington, Pullman, Washington

 The Washingtonian Movement - Introduction
 The Baltimore Origins
 The Spread Of The Movement
 Duration Of The Movement
 Numerical Success
 Organization And Procedure
 The Causes Of Decline
 Comparison With Alcoholics Anonymous
 References

The Washingtonians - Chapter VI - The Temperance Reform and its Great Reformers
Excerpted from The Temperance Reform and its Great Reformers by Rev. W.H. Daniels, A.M., published 1878.

The following, rather long, extract describes the Washingtonians and one of their star speakers as they were seen from the perspective of the latter part of the 19th century--years after their decline to little more than a fond memory in the minds of temperance advocates.

 The Washingtonians - Chapter VI - The Temperance Reform and its Great Reformers

JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL, VOL. 39 (9), 1591-1606, 1978.*
The Institutional Phase of The Washingtonian Total Abstinence Movement
A Research Note
Leonard U. Blumberg

 The Institutional Phase of The Washingtonian Total Abstinence Movement
 Sources Of Information
 References

JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL, VOL. 41,(L), 1980.*
The Significance of The Alcohol Prohibitionists For The Washington Temperance Societies
With Special Reference to Paterson and Newark, New Jersey
Leonard U. Blumberg*

 The Significance of The Alcohol Prohibitionists For The Washington Temperance Societies
 Paterson
 Newark
 Discussion
 References


Gragevine Articles of The Washingtonians
The following articles are Copyrighted © by The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.

 History Offers Good Lesson for A.A.July 1945
 Modesty One Plank For Good Public RelationsAugust 1945
 "Rules" Dangerous, But Unity On Public Policies Vital To Future Of AA.September 1945
 Lest We Travel Path Of WashingtoniansJuly 1947
 Washingtonians - by Richard Ewell Brown, December 1948
 Washingtonians (conclusion) - by Richard Ewell Brown, January 1949
 A Grapevine Milestone Report, Washington, Lincoln and Temperance In Their TimesFebruary 1953
 Before They Had AA, How Some Basic AA Ideas Were Tried Out Nearly A Century And A Quarter Ago...The Washingtonians:October 1962
 Abraham Lincoln On Alcoholismfebruary 1964
 The WashingtoniansFebruary 1971
 Our Lawyer FriendFebruary 1972
 A Reminder And A Warning...July 1976
 Fragments Of AA History,The WashingtoniansJanuary 1991
 Washingtonians, Where Are They Now?February 1995
 GV References


*Posted with permission from Alcohol Research Documentation, Inc., publisher of the Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol (now the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs [www.jsad.com]


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