Nation, Carry (Amelia)


Nation, Carry (Amelia)
orig. Carry Moore

born Nov. 25, 1846, Garrard county, Ky., U.S.
died June 9, 1911, Leavenworth, Kan.

U.S. temperance advocate.

Though she held a teaching certificate, her education was intermittent. In 1867 she married a young physician but soon left him because of his alcoholism. In 1877 she married David Nation, a lawyer, who would divorce her for desertion in 1901. After a 1890 U.S. Supreme Court decision weakened the prohibition laws of Kansas, where she was living, she joined the temperance movement; she came to believe that the unlawfulness of saloons meant they could be destroyed with impunity. A tall and heavy woman, she would march alone or with hymn-singing supporters into saloons and sing, pray, and shout while she smashed their fixtures and stock with a hatchet. Jailed many times, she paid her fines with proceeds from her lectures and sales of souvenir hatchets.

Carry Nation.

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  • Nation, Carry (Amelia) — orig. Carry Moore (25 nov. 1846, cond. Garrard, Ky., EE.UU.–9 jun. 1911, Leavenworth, Kan). Opositora estadounidense a la ingesta de alcohol. Si bien tenía el título de maestra, su educación fue intermitente. En 1867 se casó con un joven médico,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Nation,Carry Amelia Moore — Na·tion (nāʹshən), Carry Amelia Moore. 1846 1911. American temperance crusader who conducted a series of raids on saloons, in which she used a hatchet to break liquor bottles and destroy furniture. * * * …   Universalium

  • Nation, Carry — ▪ American temperance leader in full  Carry Amelia Nation , née  Carry Amelia Moore  born Nov. 25, 1846, Garrard county, Ky., U.S. died June 9, 1911, Leavenworth, Kan.  American temperance (temperance movement) advocate famous for using a hatchet …   Universalium

  • Carry Amelia Moore Nation — noun United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846 1911) • Syn: ↑Nation, ↑Carry Nation • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dry, ↑prohibitionist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nation — /nay sheuhn/, n. Carry or Carrie (Amelia Moore), 1846 1911, U.S. temperance leader. * * * I People whose common identity creates a psychological bond and a political community. Their political identity usually comprises such characteristics as a… …   Universalium

  • Carry Nation — noun United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846 1911) • Syn: ↑Nation, ↑Carry Amelia Moore Nation • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dry, ↑prohibitionist * * * Carry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amelia — ► sustantivo femenino ADMINISTRACIÓN Territorio gobernado por un ámel. * * * amelía f. Distrito gobernado por un ámel. * * * amelía. f. Distrito gobernado por un ámel. * * * (as used in expressions) Bloomer, Amelia Amelia Jenks Earhart, Amelia… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • amelia — /euh mel ee euh, ay mee lee euh/, n. Pathol. the congenital absence of one or more limbs. [1970 75; A 6 + MELIA] * * * (as used in expressions) Bloomer Amelia Amelia Jenks Earhart Amelia Mary Bessie Amelia Emery Nation Carry Amelia * * * …   Universalium

  • Amelia — /euh meel yeuh/, n. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning industrious. * * * (as used in expressions) Bloomer Amelia Amelia Jenks Earhart Amelia Mary Bessie Amelia Emery Nation Carry Amelia * * * …   Universalium

  • nation — nationhood, n. nationless, adj. /nay sheuhn/, n. 1. a large body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own: The president spoke to the… …   Universalium


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