The Voice of the Frontier: John Bradford's Notes on Kentucky

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Homemade liquor has played a prominent role in the Appalachian economy for nearly two centuries. The region endured profound transformations during the extreme prohibition movements of the nineteenth century, when the manufacturing and sale of alcohol -- an integral part of daily life for many Appalachians -- was banned.

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. Stewart also explores the life of the moonshiner and the many myths that developed around hillbilly stereotypes.

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.

 

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Contents

The Western Defense Council
149
Wilkinsons Drive against the Oubache
153
St Clairs Dreary March to Defeat
156
A New State a New Governor a New Beginning
163
To Gentlemen of the Senate and House
169
HH Brackenridge on the Indian Problem
177
Defense of the Western Attitude
181
A Sounding Horn and Hallooing Indians
186

The Horrors at Ruddles and Hinkstons Forts
35
Clarks Raid against the Piqua Towns
39
Bravery under Siege
42
Death on the Elkhorn
46
Bryans Station
49
Tragedy at the Blue Licks
54
Retaliation and a Step toward Statehood
58
The Resolution to Achieve Statehood
62
To the Honorable General Assembly of Virginia
68
Resisting a Persistent Enemy
72
Converting the District to Statehood
74
The Obstinate Inattention of Congress
78
The Downing Caper
81
The Infamous Jay Treaty
86
Robert Pattersons Memoir
91
Founding of the Kentucky Gazette
97
A Melancholy Experience at Statemaking
102
The Enemy at the Door
105
Horse Stealing
109
Sinister Political Design at Work?
112
A Quest in New Orleans
116
The Lurking Enemy
121
The Fine Hand of James Wilkinson
125
The Bloody Ordeal of the Kentucky Frontier
128
Governor Randolphs Message
132
The Stalking Enemy along Road and River
136
The Hubble Expedition
139
Setting the Date for Statehood
145
Horse Thieves Raiders and the Infernal Excise Duty
190
The Democratic Society
197
The Last Stand of the Ohio Tribes
202
Harassed Kentuckians
208
To the Inhabitants of Western America
213
Resolving the Western Problems
220
The Grand French Design
224
The Founding of Transylvania University
230
The Seeds of Controversy
235
Transylvania Tends to Business
240
The Holley Years at Transylvania
245
The Age of the Bigots
250
The Holley Legacy
256
A Numerous Meeting of Respectable People
262
British Encroachment in the Northwest
267
The French Conspiracy
273
The WayneCampbell Exchanges
281
Whitley Blount and the Southern Tribes
288
Choctaw Creek Cherokee and Chickasaw
297
A Young Nation Asserts Its Rights
302
Ending Kentuckys Indian Menace
318
The Treaty of Greenville
325
Reactions to the Jay and Pinckney Treaties
331
Open the Great Mississippi
340
Notes
349
Bibliography
369
Index
378
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