Timothy Shay Arthur

Famous writer and Temperance Reformer

About Timothy Shay Arthur

Timothy Shay Arthur was a famous poet, writer, and Temperance Reformer. He played a major role when it came to demonizing alchohol. He wrote a book called "Ten Nights in a Bar Room and What I Saw There". This was the third best seller in the Victorian Era Following: The Bible, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

About Arthur's Book Ten Nights in a Bar Room and What I Saw.

His book was the third most popular book in the Victorian Era following The Bible, and Uncle Tom's Cabin. He wrote this book to help demonize alcohol in the eyes of the public. He also wrote the book to try and tell women to keep men away from alcohol. This made him a leader in the Temperance Movement.