Show simple item record Engs, Ruth Clifford en 2013-11-12T20:42:03Z en 2013-11-12T20:42:03Z en 2000-03 en
dc.identifier.citation Engs, Ruth C. (2000) LUCY PAGE GASTON: The forgotten anti-smoking educator of the turn of the 20th century's Clean Living Movement. Paper presented: AAHE Annual Conference, Research Presentation, Orlando, FL, 2000. Retrieved from the IUScholarWorks repository at en
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dc.description This paper is a short biography of Lucy Page Gaston and early twentieth-century progressive era clean living movement crusader for the elimination of tobacco and cigarettes in America. en
dc.description.abstract Lucy Page Gaston (1860-1924) was born in Illinois of staunch abolitionist and prohibitionist She considered herself the “Carry Nation” (the hatchet-wielding anti-saloon and alcohol crusader) of tobacco reform. Gaston campaigned to make smoking and tobacco illegal and founded several lobbying groups for this effort including the National Anti-Cigarette League. A number of states passed legislation against smoking and tobacco during the Progressive Era due to her efforts. Most of these laws were repealed by the 1930s. She coined the term "coffin nails" for cigarettes. Gaston ran for president of the United States on the anti-tobacco platform but withdrew before the election. Ironically she died of throat cancer. en
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dc.rights This work is licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license. For permission to reuse this work for commercial purposes, please contact Dr. Ruth Engs or the IU Archives. en
dc.subject Anti-tobacco, Lucy Page Gaston, tobacco education, social reformer, Progressive Era en
dc.title LUCY PAGE GASTON: The forgotten anti-smoking educator of the turn of the 20th century's Clean Living Movement en
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