Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
Organized in 1901, the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia (ASLVA) became the leading statewide association in battling the liquor forces. The league claimed to be nonpartisan and nonpolitical; its motto was "The saloon must go."3 A variety of white Protestant clergy and laymen staffed the ASLVA, and these leaders kept up a unified front as they promoted their sale stated goal, the eradication of the saloon.
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Mathews, Mary Beth. “‘To Educate, Agitate, and Legislate’: Baptists, Methodists, and the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia, 1901-1910.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 117, no. 3 (2009): 250–87.