The Social History of Bourbon

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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 ...

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Overview

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" --

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813126562
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 541,558
  • 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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Table of Contents

Foreword to the New Edition xi

Acknowledgments xv

Preface xix

1 Drinks and Drinking in Early America 1

2 Watermelon Armies and Whiskey Boys 11

3 Bourbon's Country Cousin 24

4 The First True Bourbon 33

5 A Name with a Melody all its Own-Kentucky 50

6 The Dark Age of American Drinking 62

7 Whiskey in the Civil War 71

8 Golden Years of the Bourbon Aristocracy 81

9 Drinking Down the National Debt 94

10 Moonshine and Honeysuckle 102

11 The Great Whiskey Steal 114

12 The Highwine Trust 128

13 Westward the Jug of Empire Took its Way 137

14 A Sofa with Every Case 149

15 But-What is Whiskey? 163

16 Whiskey Fun and Folklore 174

17 The Swinging Door 187

18 The Zenith of Man's Pleasure 207

19 Bourbon: From 1920 to the Day Before Yesterday 218

Chronology 231

Glossary 235

Chapter Notes 239

Index 271

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