IOGTInternational Organisation of Good Templars
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Willing to accept women leaders and members on equal terms, the IOGT held its own during the war and burgeoned afterward, prodding the Sons of Temperance to accept females.
African Americans were at least partially included in the IOGT, the WCTU, and the military veterans' associations; women participated along with men in the IOGT and the Grange.
Rather than provide an overview, he tells in tedious detail the story of IOGT's "great schism" over African American membership.
On the other hand, the most interesting chapter is the discussion of the IOGT's African American members.
Alcohol `robbed [the drunkard) of his manhood,' and in reclaiming him the IOGT endeavored `to make him a MAN'" (p.
Many "good AA members" therefore left the fellowship and joined one of the abstinence groups, such as the German Good Templars (IOGT) or the Kreuzbund, that provided active support and professional training for them.