Moonshine Nation

Author: Mark Spivak
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9780762797028
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Moonshine Nation. Moonshine is corn whiskey, traditionally made in improvised stills throughout the Appalachian South. While quality varied from one producer to another, the whiskey had one thing in common: It was illegal because the distiller refused to pay taxes to the US government. Many moonshiners were descendants of Scots-Irish immigrants who had fought in the original Whiskey Rebellion in the early 1790s. They brought their knowledge of distilling with them to America along with a profound sense of independence and a refusal to submit to government authority. Today many Southern states have relaxed their laws and now allow the legal production of moonshine—provided that taxes are paid. Yet many modern moonshiners retain deep links to their bootlegging heritage. Moonshine Nation is the story of moonshine’s history and origins alongside profiles of modern moonshiners—and a collection of drink recipes from each.

Mississippi Moonshine Politics

Author: Janice Branch Tracy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1626197601
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Mississippi Moonshine Politics. For most states, the repeal of prohibition meant a return to a state of legally drunken normalcy, but not so in Mississippi. The Magnolia State went dry over a decade before the nation, leaving bootleggers to establish political and financial holds they were unwilling to lose. For nearly sixty years, bootlegging flourished, and Mississippi became known as the "wettest dry state in the country." Law enforcement tried in vain to control crime that followed each empty bottle. Until statewide prohibition was finally repealed in 1966, illegal booze fueled a corrupt political machine that intimidated journalists who dared to speak against it and fixed juries that threatened its interests. Author and native Mississippian Janice Branch Tracy delivers an intimate look at the story of Mississippi's moonshine empire. Book jacket.

Moonshine

Author: Esther Kellner
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Moonshine. An investigative study of the hostile conflicts between moonshiners and revenue men reveals uncanny tales about distilleries and raids in Kentucky and Indiana.

Moonshine

Author: Jaime Joyce
Publisher:
ISBN: 0760345848
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Moonshine. DIVIn Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor, writer Jaime Joyce takes readers on an intoxicating tour of the enduring phenomena of moonshine in America./div

Window Into The Eyes Of A Lone Black Nation

Author: Jean-Max Andre
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 143573873X
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Window Into The Eyes Of A Lone Black Nation. Window Into The Eyes of a Lone Black Nation is Jean-Max's argument that the Haiti we know today is a casualty of the Emancipation Era. The architects of the St. Domingue revolution knew the now former slaves were not ready for complete autonomy in 1801; so they did not seek it at the time! But unfortunately, somehow history and egos got in the way; and the rest is nothing more than a martyr of Black Nationalism.

Bootleg

Author: Karen Blumenthal
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 1466801581
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Bootleg. It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid off—when a Constitional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the end of public drunkenness, alcoholism, and a host of other social ills related to booze. Instead, it began a decade of lawlessness, when children smuggled (and drank) illegal alcohol, the most upright citizens casually broke the law, and a host of notorious gangsters entered the public eye. Filled with period art and photographs, anecdotes, and portraits of unique characters from the era, this fascinating book looks at the rise and fall of the disastrous social experiment known as Prohibition. Bootleg is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title. One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011. YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist in 2012.

Mary Breckinridge

Author: Melanie Beals Goan
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146960664X
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Mary Breckinridge. In 1925 Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965) founded the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), a public health organization in eastern Kentucky providing nurses on horseback to reach families who otherwise would not receive health care. Through this public health organization, she introduced nurse-midwifery to the United States and created a highly successful, cost-effective model for rural health care delivery that has been replicated throughout the world. In this first comprehensive biography of the FNS founder, Melanie Beals Goan provides a revealing look at the challenges Breckinridge faced as she sought reform and the contradictions she embodied. Goan explores Breckinridge's perspective on gender roles, her charisma, her sense of obligation to live a life of service, her eccentricity, her religiosity, and her application of professionalized, science-based health care ideas. Highly intelligent and creative, Breckinridge also suffered from depression, was by modern standards racist, and fought progress as she aged--sometimes to the detriment of those she served. Breckinridge optimistically believed that she could change the world by providing health care to women and children. She ultimately changed just one corner of the world, but her experience continues to provide powerful lessons about the possibilities and the limitations of reform.

Moonshine Memories

Author: Thomas Allison
Publisher: NewSouth Books
ISBN: 1603060065
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Moonshine Memories. For 25 years, Tom Allison was a revenuer, a federal agent charged with enforcement of the nation’s laws on taxation of liquor. His territory was the hills, hollows and deep woods of Alabama, and his quarry was the illegal whiskey makers. Allison remembers the stake-outs in the brush, the undercover assignments, the long waits to catch the distillery operators red-handed, and, of course, the chases as he and his fellow treasury agents ran down fleeing moonshiners in the dark of night. While Allison is a natural story-teller, the characters who populate this history are too strange to be fiction. Perhaps the only thing more striking than the ignorance of many of the moonshiners is the craftiness of some others.