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The Social History of Bourbon
     

The Social History of Bourbon

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by Gerald Carson, Michael R. Veach (Foreword by)
 

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The Distinctive Beverage of the Western World, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious gift to those who appreciate fine spirits. Although the story of American whiskey is recorded in countless pages of our nation's history, the place of bourbon in the country's cultural record has long awaited a detailed and objective examination. A fascinating, informative chronicle of

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The Distinctive Beverage of the Western World, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious gift to those who appreciate fine spirits. Although the story of American whiskey is recorded in countless pages of our nation's history, the place of bourbon in the country's cultural record has long awaited a detailed and objective examination. A fascinating, informative chronicle of America's native spirit, The Social History of Bourbon reflects an aspect of our national cultural identity that has long been suppressed and overlooked.

Gerald Carson explores the impact of the liquor's presence during America's early development, as well as bourbon's role in some of the most dramatic events in American history, including the Whiskey Rebellion, the scandals of the Whiskey Ring, and the "whiskey forts" of the fur trade. The Social History of Bourbon is a revealing look at the role of this classic beverage in the development of American manners and culture.

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"In addition to tracing the origins and trajectory of our native spirit, it's got moonshine, applejack, Prohibition, and Civil War doctors drinking all the spirits they could seize under the guise of medical need. It goes into the families and personalities of bourbon's early history and does so with humor at turns both subtle and broad.... I'd say [this book is] a great cause to raise a glass."— Rowley's Whiskey Forge" —

"... This crisply written book is more than just a history of distillers, and is, in addition, the story of the saloon and the impetus to close down this uniquely American Institution."— Tuscan Citizen" —

"Add The Social History of Bourbon to your library." — Courier Journal" —

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813126562
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
717,190
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Carson (1899 — 1989) was the author of several books of social history.

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