Nation, Carry Amelia Moore

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Nation, Carry Amelia Moore (1846–1911) US social reformer and temperance leader. Her alcoholic first husband turned her against liquor. Wielding a hatchet, which became her symbol, Nation began her anti-saloon campaign in the 1890s in Kansas, where saloons were illegal, and carried her crusade into several other states.