The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution / Edition 1

The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution / Edition 1

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by Thomas P. Slaughter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195051912

ISBN-13: 9780195051919

Pub. Date: 01/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

When President George Washington ordered an army of 13,000 men to march west in 1794 to crush a tax rebellion among frontier farmers, he established a range of precedents that continues to define federal authority over localities today. The "Whiskey Rebellion" marked the first large-scale resistance to a law of the U.S. government under the Constitution.

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When President George Washington ordered an army of 13,000 men to march west in 1794 to crush a tax rebellion among frontier farmers, he established a range of precedents that continues to define federal authority over localities today. The "Whiskey Rebellion" marked the first large-scale resistance to a law of the U.S. government under the Constitution. This classic confrontation between champions of liberty and defenders of order was long considered the most significant event in the first quarter-century of the new nation. Thomas P. Slaughter recaptures the historical drama and significance of this violent episode in which frontier West and cosmopolitan East battled over the meaning of the American Revolution.

The book not only offers the broadest and most comprehensive account of the Whiskey Rebellion ever written, taking into account the political, social and intellectual contexts of the time, but also challenges conventional understandings of the Revolutionary era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195051919
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
189,606
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(6)
PART ONE: CONTEXT 9(82)
One The Tax Man Cometh
11(17)
Two The Quest for Frontier Autonomy
28(18)
Three Sectional Strife
46(15)
Four Lice, Labor, and Landscape
61(14)
Five George Washington and the Western Country
75(16)
PART TWO: CHRONOLOGY 91(82)
Six Indians and the Excise
93(16)
Seven Assembly and Proclamation
109(16)
Eight Liberty, Order, and the Excise
125(18)
Nine Alternative Perspectives
143(15)
Ten Federalism Besieged
158(15)
PART THREE: CONSEQUENCE 173(49)
Eleven Rebellion
175(15)
Twelve Response
190(15)
Thirteen A Tale of Two Riots and a Watermelon Army
205(17)
Conclusion 222(7)
AFTERWORD 229(4)
NOTES 233(46)
INDEX 279

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