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Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle Over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

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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.

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Hardcover, 325 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by University Press of Kentucky (first published March 15th 2011)
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This is how you write an academic read. As the majority of academic writing tends to have the entertainment value of a CVS prescription information sheet, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle Over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, was a welcome change. This book is full of primary source data and is so well researched, it is hard to argue with the author's assessments. Beginning with the effects "King Alcohol" had on Appalachian culture in the antebellum period, Stewart paints the mountain ...more
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