Vice Vs. Virtue, A Puritan Remembrancer


The temperance crusade was set back, for a time, by the Civil War, but afterward it made great strides. Abolitionists turned to a new cause, and in the long run, another great war later, we got Prohibition. In good time, too, we got Repeal—a second chance for the rum seller but not for the lithographer, for nothing seems quite so easily resolved any more in his simple terms of vice and virtue.