Moonshine: A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor

Moonshine: A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor

by Jaime Joyce


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ISBN-13: 9780760345849
Publisher: Zenith Press
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jaime Joyce's work has appeared in Saveur, Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, and the online edition of The Atlantic as well as on the Big Roundtable, a website for long-form narrative nonfiction. She earned master's degrees at Bank Street College of Education and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she was awarded the Lynton Book Writing Fellowship. She is an editor at Time Inc.Website: http://jaimejoyce.comTwitter: @jaime_joyce

Table of Contents

Prologue: Bangin' In the Woods 6

1 "The Pernicious Practice of Distilling" in Early America 16

2 Whiskey Rebels, "Watermelon Armies," and President Washington 28

3 War on Whiskey: Taxing Liquor and Defying the Law in the 1800s 42

4 Prohibition's Rise and Fall, and What Happened in Between 60

5 Moonshine on Trial 74

6 "Death Defying Ding-Dong Daddies from the Realm of Speed": Moonshine and the Birth of NASCAR 88

7 "Popskull Crackdown" 106

8 Moonshine Renaissance 122

9 Making Mountain Dew 142

10 Moonshine in Pop Culture 154

Epilogue: Moonshiners Reunion 168

Notes & Sources 177

Photo & Music Credits 200

Index 204

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