Agnes Slack (1857-1946): a leader in the English and world’s WCTU (article)

Joanne Paisana, “Agnes Slack and the Temperance Movement,” ch. 8 in Women Past and Present: Biographic and Multidisciplinary Studies, edited by Maria Zina Gonçalves de Abreu, Steve Fleetwood (Cambridge University Scholars, 2014).  Married late in life, Slack’s name at death was Agnes Elizabeth Slack-Saunders.

Paisana, an Englishwoman who teaches in Portugal, wrote her doctoral dissertation (2002) on the English temperance movement, 1830-1872, at a Portuguese university. Since then her articles on the history of the English temperance movement (including the Rechabites) have appeared in Portuguese publications.  Currently she is studying temperance women in international networks such as Florence Balgarnie.

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