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, amoonshinea refers to untaxed liquor made in an unlicensed still. In the United States, itas typically corn thatas used to make the clear, unaged beverage, and itas the mountain people of the American South who are most closely associated with the image of making and selling backwoods booze at nightaby the light of the moonato avoid detection by law enforcement./divDIV /divDIVIn Moonshine: A Cultural History of Americaas Infamous Liquor, writer Jaime Joyce explores Americaas centuries-old relationship with moonshine through fact, folklore, and fiction. From the countryas 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 Joyceas entertaining and eye-opening analysis of moonshineas widespread effect on U.S. pop culture: she illuminates the fact that moonshine runners were NASCARas 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 ashine from such folk and country artists as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Alan Jackson, and Dolly Parton. So while we canat 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.
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