Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. F. W. Adrian


In most cases where the reform of some element of society is sought, the group advocating the reform and the group opposing there form make up only a small fraction of the total population. The vast majority quietly remains aloof from the conflict and views the scene with little or no interest. This was the situation in the temperance movement between 1880 and 1890 in Nebraska.


A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Department of History and Government Municipal University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. Copyright Joe A. Fisher April, 1952.

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