APPEAL TO THE WOMEN OF CALIFORNIA. California Literature, A. D. W.

APPEAL TO THE WOMEN OF CALIFORNIA. N.p., n.d. [Circa 1861-1865.]. Broadside, 34x23 cm (13 3/8 x 9 inches). A plea for prohibition, the end of war, and emancipation. A plaintive poem railing against the evils men have brought upon society, on many levels, not least their penchant for war, and the "warfare waging in the East/ and victories won ... / Not armed men with cannon, fire and sword, / but braver women are the soldiers now ..." A reference to the ongoing Civil War. The broadside is signed in print at the end, A. D. W., whom we have not been able to identify. Two thirds of the poem concerns the effect of drinking upon the drunkard's wife and family and "the shame of selling rum." Old folds with some wear at the intersections, a few stains in margins; very good. No copies found in OCLC. (#166357).

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