Brothers of a Vow
This is the title of a new book by Dr. Ami Pflugrad-Jackisch (WGS Dept. at UM-Flint) subtitled "Secret Fraternal Orders and the Transformation of White Male Culture in Antebellum Virginia". Much about the Sons of Temperance is included. The introduction starts with:
On a warm evening in June, 1847, Nelson Rodgers, a thirty-seven-year-old butcher from Harrisonburg, Virginia, stood outside the antechamber door of the local Sons of Temperance lodge. He heard three soft raps, and then the door swung open to reveal...
Published 2010, by University of Georgia Press