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Author Hogeland, William.

Title The Whiskey Rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty / William Hogeland.

Imprint New York : Scribner, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.43 H679w 2006    ---  Axe Inventory 2023
Description vii, 302 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Note "A Lisa Drew book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-286) and index.
Contents Over the Mountains -- The Curse of Pulp -- Spirits Distilled Within the United States -- Herman Husband -- The Neville Connection -- Tom the Tinker -- The Hills Give Light to the Vales -- A New Sodom -- Talking -- The General Goes West -- That So-Called Whiskey Rebellion.
Summary A tale of violence, alcohol, and taxes, this story pits President George Washington and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton against angry, armed settlers across the Appalachians. Unearthing a pungent segment of early American history, journalist and popular historian Hogeland brings to life the rebellion that decisively contributed to the establishment of federal authority. In 1791, frontier gangs with blackened faces began to attack federal officials, beating and torturing the collectors who plagued them with the first federal tax ever laid on an American product--whiskey. In only a few years, those attacks snowballed into an organized regional movement dedicated to resisting the fledgling government's power and threatening secession, even civil war. With an unsparing look at both Hamilton and Washington--and at lesser-known, equally determined frontier leaders, Hogeland offers a fast-paced account of the remarkable characters who perpetrated this forgotten revolution, and those who suppressed it.--From publisher description.
Subject Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794.
ISBN 0743254902
Standard No. YDXCP 2246161
NZ1 10560027

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