Dr. David M. Fahey is Professor Emeritus of History, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Most of his research deals with drink and temperance in the Anglo-American world. Edwin Mellen Press has published two of Fahey’s books, The Collected Writings of Jesse Forsyth 1847-1937; The Good Templars and Temperance Reform on Three Continents (1988) and The Women’s Temperance Crusade in Oxford Ohio (2010).
1988 0-88946-296-8 The memoirs, letters, essays, fiction, and other representative writings of Jessie Forsyth (1847-1937) of Britain, America, and Australia, with a biographical introduction. Forsyth's order of Good Templars pioneered equal rights for women, fought a bitter internal battle over the rights of blacks, and emphasized the internationalism of the Good Templar brotherhood and sisterhood.
2014 1-4955-0267-8 An informative editing of Edward Lawrence Levy’s (1851-1932) historical autobiography providing fascinating insight into this remarkable man. Levy is best known as a “strongman” who won amateur weightlifting championships in both British and international competitions. He was a judge at the 1896 Olympics in Athens and helped organize the gymnastics section of the 1908 Olympics in London. Levy also was a headmaster of a predominantly Jewish school in Birmingham, edited a weekly newspaper for a brewers’ society, organized entertainments at the Midland Conservative Club, and wrote prolifically for newspapers on sport, theater, and music.
2010 0-7734-1386-3 This case study of the Women's Temperance Crusade in southwestern Ohio is based on primary sources and archival materials. It examines the socio-historical circumstances surrounding the movement as well as the participation of men within the movement. This book contains twenty-two black and white photographs.