Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Raymond L. Welty
There has been for some time a nee d for more material on the temperance movement in Kansas, the great effort of which led to the passage of the prohibitory amendment by the Kansas -legislature in 1879 and its final acceptance through the vote of the people of the state at an election held in 1880. Of course, much has been said and written on the subject in a fragmentary sort of way; however , the author found that with the possible exception of an article written by Clara Francis , librarian at the Kansas State Historical Society that a consecutive story of the coming of prohibit ion to Kansas was lacking. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to show the importance of prohibition in affecting an aspect of our social life as it concerns itself with the history of Kansas. This highly controversial topic has always been vital to the security of all Americans and should receive more attention by those authorities attempting to curtail the ever increasing crime, the protection of health standards of the people and the accident costs as a result of the liquor traffic.
Copyright 1956 Alva Farrington
Farrington, Alva L., "Prohibition in Kansas With An Emphasis Placed Upon Enforcement in Ellsworth County" (1956). Master's Theses. 551.