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DIV/divDIVNothing but clear, 100-proof American history./divDIV /divDIVHooch. White lightning. White whiskey. Mountain dew. Moonshine goes by many names. So what is it, really? Technically speaking, a€œmoonshinea€ refers to untaxed liquor made in an unlicensed still. In the United States, ita€™s typically corn thata€™s used to make the clear, unaged beverage, and ita€™s the mountain people of the American South who are most closely associated with the image of making and selling backwoods booze at nighta€”by the light of the moona€”to avoid detection by law enforcement./divDIV /divDIVIn Moonshine: A Cultural History of Americaa€™s Infamous Liquor, writer Jaime Joyce explores Americaa€™s centuries-old relationship with moonshine through fact, folklore, and fiction. From the countrya€™s early adoption of Scottish and Irish home distilling techniques and traditions to the Whiskey Rebellion of the late 1700s to a comparison of the moonshine industry pre- and post-Prohibition, plus a look at modern-day craft distilling, Joyce examines the historical context that gave rise to moonshining in America and explores its continued appeal. But even more fascinating is Joycea€™s entertaining and eye-opening analysis of moonshinea€™s widespread effect on U.S. pop culture: she illuminates the fact that moonshine runners were NASCARa€™s first marquee drivers; explores the status of white whiskey as the unspoken star of countless Hollywood film and television productions, including The Dukes of Hazzard, Thunder Road, and Gator; and the numerous songs inspired by making a€™shine from such folk and country artists as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Alan Jackson, and Dolly Parton. So while we cana€™t condone making your own illegal liquor, reading Moonshine will give you a new perspective on the profound implications that underground moonshine-making has had on life in America./div... at Furman University, and a pair of German expats from the purchasing department of a nearby diesel-engine production facility. ... pallets of flattened cardboard packing boxes, under track lights that have been dimmed in advance of a PowerPoint presentation. ... with his perfunctory announcement about emergency exits and the potential that exists for an explosion when working with high-proof spirits.

Author:Jaime Joyce
Publisher:Zenith Press - 2014-06-15


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