Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle Over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Moonshiners and Prohibitionists The Battle Over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia 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 c

  • Title: Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle Over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia
  • Author: Bruce E. Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780813130002
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 AHomemade 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 chronicles the social tensions that accompanied the region s early transition from a rural to an urban industrial economy 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 political discord Stewart also explores the life of the moonshiner and the many myths that developed around hillbilly stereotypes.A welcome addition to the New Directions in Southern History series, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists addresses major economic, social, and cultural questions that are essential to the understanding of Appalachian history.

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    1. This is how you write an academic read. As the majority of academic writing tends to have the entertainment value of a CVS prescription information sheet, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle Over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, was a welcome change. This book is full of primary source data and is so well researched, it is hard to argue with the author's assessments. Beginning with the effects "King Alcohol" had on Appalachian culture in the antebellum period, Stewart paints the mountain [...]

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