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1870s Moonshine Wars in Appalachia

Professor Bruce Stewart talked about how the national perception of the Appalachian region and its people was formed in the late 1800s. He described how… read more

Professor Bruce Stewart talked about how the national perception of the Appalachian region and its people was formed in the late 1800s. He described how journalists known as “local color” writers helped create the myth of Appalachia as a violent place through their coverage of the so-called “Moonshine Wars” of the 1870s. During this time federal agents attempted to collect the federal liquor tax from distillers, many of whom were resistant in this region. close

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1870s Moonshine Wars in Appalachia

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Boone, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Dec 31, 2016 | 10:22am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jun 01, 2017 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 31, 2016 | 10:22am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 31, 2016 | 4:46pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 31, 2016 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 01, 2017 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 08, 2017 | 12:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2017 | 9:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2017 | 12:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2017 | 3:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2017 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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