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Moonshiners and Prohibitionists

Moonshiners and Prohibitionists

Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Bruce E. Stewart
University Press of Kentucky
344 pages
$50.00

In Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, Bruce E. Stewart chronicles the social tensions that accompanied the region’s early transition from a rural to an urban-industrial economy. Stewart analyzes the dynamic relationship of the bootleggers and opponents of liquor sales in western North Carolina, as well as conflict driven by social and economic development that manifested in political discord. A welcome addition to the New Directions in Southern History series, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists addresses major economic, social, and cultural questions that are essential to the understanding of Appalachian history.

–From the Publisher

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