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Moonshiners and prohibitionists : the battle over alcohol in southern Appalachia

Author: Bruce E Stewart
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2011.
Series: New directions in southern history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Homemade liquor has played a prominent role in the Appalachian economy for nearly two centuries. The region endured profound transformations during the extreme prohibition movements of the nineteenth century, when the manufacturing and sale of alcohol-an integral part of daily life for many Appalachians-was banned. In Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, Bruce E. Stewart  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stewart, Bruce E.
Moonshiners and prohibitionists.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2011
(DLC) 2010050374
(OCoLC)682895315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce E Stewart
ISBN: 9780813130170 0813130174 9780813140094 0813140099 9780813135670 0813135672
OCLC Number: 719387778
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 325 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The beginnings of antialcohol reform, 1790-1860 --
"This country improves in cultivation, wickedness, mills, and still" : distilling and drinking during the antebellum period --
Select men of sober and industrious habits : alcohol reform and social conflict during the late antebellum period --
The golden age of moonshining, 1861-1876 --
"Is there any way to get at the distillers?" : the fall and rise of the moonshiners, 1861-1868 --
"They tax us and give us negro civil rights" : moonshiner violence and the politics of federal liquor taxation, 1868-1876 --
The road to prohibition, 1870-1908 --
Civilization requires prohibition : the beginning of the end for the moonshiners, 1870-1882 --
"These big-boned, semi-barbarian people" : creation of the myth of violent Appalachia and its consequences, 1878-1890 --
"Afloat on the tide of improvement" : the uplift movement and rise of prohibition sentiment in rural communities, 1885-1900 --
"Wilt thou send the revenues down upon the distillers" : a political history of prohibition, 1882-1908.
Series Title: New directions in southern history.
Responsibility: Bruce E. Stewart.

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Stewart analyzes the dynamic relationship of the bootleggers and opponents of liquor sales in western North Carolina, as well as conflict driven by social and economic development that manifested in  Read more...
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