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Mountain spirits : a chronicle of corn whiskey from King James' Ulster plantation to America's Appalachians and the moonshine life

Author: Joseph Earl Dabney
Publisher: Lakemont, Ga. : Copple House Books, 1978, ©1974.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Earl Dabney
ISBN: 0932298001 : 9780932298003
OCLC Number: 4949841
Notes: Reprint of the 1974 ed. published by Scribner, New York.
Description: xxvi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I: The craft. The ABCs of pure corn --
The taste of corn --
II: The history. To Usquebaugh with love --
Of pumpkins, parsnips, and walnut tree chips --
The excise years --
The ""revenue" goes to war --
Big court week and Uncle Amos --
John Barleycorn's death and resurrection --
III: The life. From pure corn to (almost pure) sugar --
The moonshine pockets --
"Tripping" moonshine --
Fighting the revenuers --
Duff Floyd, revenuer, and John Henry Hardin --
Moonshine tales: pure corn, unadulterated --
IV: The end. Metro moonshine --
Double and twisted.
Responsibility: Joseph Earl Dabney.

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