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Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Bruce E. Stewart

Abstract

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. This book chronicles the social tensions that accompanied the region's early transition from a rural to an urban-industrial economy. The book analyzes the dynamic relationship of the bootleggers and opponents of liquor sales in western North Carolina, as well as conflict driven by s ... More

Keywords: homemade liquor, Appalachian economy, bootleggers, liquor sales, North Carolina, moonshiner, hillbilly

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813130002
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813130002.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce E. Stewart, author

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