Reconstruction, Moonshine, and NASCAR

Tulane University professor Blake Gilpin taught a class about moonshine drivers and the origins of NASCAR. He described how after the Civil… read more

Tulane University professor Blake Gilpin taught a class about moonshine drivers and the origins of NASCAR. He described how after the Civil War, particularly in the South, moonshiners became anti-government folk heroes. This mythology continued into the 20th century and advent of automobiles. Many of the moonshine drivers would compete to see who had the fastest car, and this lead to the creation of professional stock car racing. close

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Reconstruction, Moonshine, and NASCAR

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435903-3
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Public Affairs Event
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2018 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 28, 2018 | 5:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 31, 2018 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 01, 2018 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 08, 2018 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 28, 2018 | 5:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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