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North Carolina Prohibition Election of 1881 and Its Aftermath


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The move for state-wide prohibition began in 1881, spurred by religious organizations and other zealots to correct society's evils through social and legislative measures to limit access to alcohol. The article summarizes the major parties supporting the 1881 referendum and the organized opposition from the Liquor Dealers' Association. Also examined, is both the political and social consequences of the failure to pass the 1881 referendum banning alcohol.
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