John Bartholomew Gough

(1817—1886) temperance lecturer

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(1817–86), English-born bookbinder in New York, was rescued from alcoholism by a temperance pledge and, beginning in 1842, devoted himself entirely to lecturing in the cause of temperance. He wrote an Autobiography (1845, revised 1869) and Platform Echoes (1885). Honoré Morrow's Tiger! Tiger! (1930) is a fictional biography of Gough.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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