By Jessica Warner
America's lengthy love affair with abstinence is going again to the early 19th century, whilst millions of guys and ladies all of sudden stopped ingesting not easy liquor. Consistency then demanded that they provide up all their different vices — beer and cider, tobacco, espresso, meat, pickles, pies, masturbation, and extra. centuries later, the fitting of abstinence has misplaced none of its strength to steer how american citizens reside — and the way they wish you to live.
With her trademark wit and irony, acclaimed writer Jessica Warner tells the tale of 1 of America's such a lot enduring and strong beliefs. there are lots of surprises alongside the way in which, beginning with the abolitionists, feminists, and different do-gooders who have been the 1st — and so much thoroughgoing — of America's abstainers. And consistently there are the vibrant those that introduced the belief to lifestyles — the visionaries, preachers, university professors, feminists, and cranks who practiced what they preached.
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