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Source: The Real Billy Sunday
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “A Hard Hitter of the Liquor Traffic” [chapter 19]
Author(s): Brown, Elijah P.
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication:
Pagination: 208-14 (excerpt below includes only pages 213-14)

Brown, Elijah P. “A Hard Hitter of the Liquor Traffic” [chapter 19]. The Real Billy Sunday. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1914: pp. 208-14.
excerpt of chapter
Billy Sunday (public statements); presidential assassinations (comparison); McKinley assassination (religious response); McKinley assassination (personal response: prohibitionists, temperance advocates, etc.); anarchism (religious response).
Named persons
James A. Garfield; Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley.
The excerpt below is part of a sampling of Sunday’s “booze sermon” (pp. 210-14).

From title page: The Real Billy Sunday: The Life and Work of Rev. William Ashley Sunday, D.D., the Baseball Evangelist.

From title page: By Elijah P. Brown, D.D. (Ram’s Horn Brown).

From title page: Illustrated.


A Hard Hitter of the Liquor Traffic [excerpt]

     “It is the saloon that cocks the highwayman’s pistol. The saloon that puts the rope in the hands of the mob. It is the anarchist of the world, and its dirty red flag is dyed with the blood of women and children. It sent the bullet through the body of Lincoln. It nerved the arm of the assassins who struck down Garfield and McKinley.
     “Yes, it is a murderer. Every plot that was ever hatched against our flag, and every anarchist plot against the government and law, was born and bred, and crawled [213][214] out of the grogshop to damn this country.



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