Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World

University of Illinois Press - Thompson, economy, uses the event as a stepping-off point to explore Blue Ridge Mountain culture, whose ancestors were involved in the area's moonshine trade and trial as well as local law enforcement, and political engagement in the 1930s. Drawing from extensive oral histories and local archival material, he illustrates how the moonshine trade was a rational and savvy choice for struggling farmers and community members during the Great Depression.

Local characters come alive through this richly colorful narrative, and Elder Goode Hash, a key witness for the defense and an Episcopalian missionary to the region, including the stories of Miss Ora Harrison, an itinerant Primitive Baptist preacher and juror in a related murder trial. Thompson Jr. Considering the complex interactions of religion, local history, economics, and immigration, Appalachian culture, Thompson's sensitive analysis examines the people and processes involved in turning a basic agricultural commodity into such a sought-after and essentially American spirit.

Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World - . Spirits of just men tells the story of moonshine in 1930s America, Virginia, as seen through the remarkable location of Franklin County, a place that many still refer to as the "moonshine capital of the world. Charles D. Chronicles the great moonshine conspiracy Trial of 1935, which made national news and exposed the far-reaching and pervasive tendrils of Appalachia's local moonshine economy.

The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story

Scribner - His understanding of the passion, violence, and desperation at the center of this world is both heartbreaking and magnificent. When sherwood anderson, was covering a story there, Ohio, the journalist and author of Winesburg, he christened it the “wettest county in the world. In the twilight of his career, anderson finds himself driving along dusty red roads trying to find the Bondurant brothers, piece together the clues linking them to “The Great Franklin County Moonshine Conspiracy, ” and break open the silence that shrouds Franklin County.

In vivid, muscular prose, their long silences, Matt Bondurant brings these men—their dark deeds, their deep desires—to life. Driven and haunted, their father's business fail, fall in love, and struggle to stay afloat as they watch their family die, these men forge a business, and the world they know crumble beneath the Depression and drought.

The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story - White mule, wild cat, stump whiskey, popskull, or rotgut—whatever you called it, firewater, white lightning, Franklin County was awash in moonshine in the 1920s. Based on the true story of matt bondurant’s grandfather and two granduncles, The Wettest County in the World is a gripping tale of brotherhood, greed, and murder.

Scribner Book Company. The bondurant boys were a notorious gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor through Franklin County, Virginia, during Prohibition and in the years after. Howard, the eldest brother,  the middle brother, mythically indestructible, and the consummate businessman; and Jack, is fierce, is an ox of a man besieged by the horrors he witnessed in the Great War; Forrest, the youngest, has a taste for luxury and a dream to get out of Franklin.

The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story

Back Bay Books - Yet despite numerous articles, and feature films, books, television shows, until THE FEUD nobody has ever told the true story of this legendary clash in the heart of Appalachia. Drawing upon years of original research, dean king has crafted a rip-roaring narrative packed with brutal murders, mercenaries and detectives, including the discovery of previously lost and ignored evidence and interviews with surviving relatives of both families, reckless affairs, and the long shadows of the Civil War.

The violent feud between these two families has become shorthand for fierce, unyielding, and even violent confrontation. Marvelous. The feud is popular history as it ought to be written. Wall street journalnearly every American has heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys. Scribner Book Company. The result is an unvarnished and vastly entertaining work of history.

All That Is Native and Fine: The Politics of Culture in an American Region

The University of North Carolina Press - He opens the way into a more sophisticated understanding of the politics of culture in Appalachia and other regions. In the american imagination, "Appalachia" designates more than a geographical region. In this classic work, david whisnant challenges this view of Appalachia and consequently a broader imaginative tendency by exploring connections between the comforting simplicity of cultural myth and the troublesome complexities of cultural history.

It evokes fiddle tunes, split-rail fences, patchwork quilts, and all the other artifacts that decorate a cherished romantic region in the American mind. Used book in Good Condition. In a new foreword for this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, how readers responded to it, Whisnant reflects on how he came to write this book, and how some of its central concerns have animated his later work.

All That Is Native and Fine: The Politics of Culture in an American Region - . Scribner Book Company. Looking at the work of ballad hunters and collectors, and other culture workers, folk and settlement school founders, folk festival promoters, Whisnant examines a process of intentional and systematic cultural intervention that had--and still has--far-reaching consequences.


University of Illinois Press - Used book in Good Condition. Scribner Book Company. Bringing together many of the most prestigious scholars in Appalachian studies, this volume has been designed for general and classroom use, and includes suggestions for further reading. Tyler blethen's high mountains rising provides a clear, systematic, and engaging overview of the Appalachian timeline, its people, and the most significant aspects of life in the region.

This collection is the first comprehensive, cohesive volume to unite Appalachian history with its culture. Straw and H. The first half of the fourteen essays deal with historical issues including Native Americans, industrialization, the Great Depression, and finally, migration, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, pioneer settlement, modernization.

High Mountains Rising: APPALACHIA IN TIME AND PLACE - The remaining essays take a more cultural focus, folklife, language, music, addressing stereotypes, literature, and religion. Richard A.

The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story

Scribner - 50, 000 first printing. Running moonshine liquor during the prohibition years, a notorious trio of brothers continues their illicit business after Prohibition and plays a central role in a violent conspiracy trial--a story that is investigated in 1935 by a magazine journalist. Scribner Book Company. Used book in Good Condition.

Appalachia: A History

The University of North Carolina Press - Finally, when it became the first american region to suffer widespread deindustrialization, he considers Appalachia's fate in the twentieth century, and examines the partial renewal created by federal intervention and a small but significant wave of in-migration. Scribner Book Company. He depicts the evolution of a backwoods farm-and-forest society, towns, its divided and unhappy fate during the Civil War, and the emergence of a new industrial order as railroads, and extractive industries penetrated deeper and deeper into the mountains.

Along the way, he explores appalachia's long-contested boundaries and the numerous, often contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart. Williams begins his story in the colonial era and describes the half-century of bloody warfare as migrants from Europe and their American-born offspring fought and eventually displaced Appalachia's Native American inhabitants.

Appalachia: A History - Used book in Good Condition. Interweaving social, economic, environmental, and popular history, political, John Alexander Williams chronicles four and a half centuries of the Appalachian past. Used book in Good Condition. Throughout the book, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region.

Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR

Broadway Books - Nascar histories will tell you who led every lap of every race since the first official race in 1948. Used book in Good Condition. Moonshiners put more time, thought, energy, and love into their cars than any racer ever will. Lose on the track and you go home. Part disney, part vegas, nascar is also a multibillion-dollar business and a cultural phenomenon that transcends geography, part Barnum & Bailey, class, and gender.

Driving with the devil uncovers for the first time the true story behind NASCAR’s distant, moonshine-fueled origins and paints a rich portrait of the colorful men who created it. Broadway Books. In this dynamic era 1930s and ’40s, and crippled war veteran red byron, foul-mouthed mechanic Red Vogt, three men with a passion for Ford V-8s—convicted criminal Ray Parks, NASCAR’s first champion—emerged as the first stock car “team.

Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR - Theirs is the violent, poignant story of how moonshine and fast cars merged to create a new sport for the South to call its own. The car of choice was the ford v-8, the hottest car of the 1930s, and ace mechanics tinkered with them until they could fly across mountain roads at 100 miles an hour. Driving with the devil is the story of bootleggers whose empires grew during Prohibition and continued to thrive well after Repeal, and of drivers who thundered down dusty back roads with moonshine deliveries, deftly outrunning federal agents.

Used book in Good Condition. Driving with the devil goes deeper to bring you the excitement, crime, and death-defying feats of the wild, passion, early days that NASCAR has carefully hidden from public view.

Kit Brandon: A portrait Arbor House library of contemporary Americana

Arbor House - Kit brandon: a portrait arbor house library of contemporary Americana Jan 01, 1985 Anderson, Sherwood Scribner Book Company. Broadway Books. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia New Directions In Southern History

University Press of Kentucky - The contributors also address geographical isolation and ethnicity, gender, kinship, class, and race with the purpose of shedding light on an often-stereotyped regional past. Used book in Good Condition. The extensive media coverage of horse stealing and scalping raids profiled the region's residents as intrinsically violent.

Used book in Good Condition. Broadway Books. After the civil war, this characterization continued to permeate perceptions of the area and news of the conflict between the Hatfields and the McCoys, as well as the bloodshed associated with the coal labor strikes, cemented Appalachia's violent reputation. Stewart discusses aspects of the appalachian violence culture, examining skirmishes with the native population, conflicts resulting from the region's rapid modernization, and violence as a function of social control.

Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia New Directions In Southern History - Editor Bruce E. Blood in the hills does not attempt to apologize for the region but uses detailed research and analysis to explain it, delving into the social and political factors that have defined Appalachia throughout its violent history. Scribner Book Company. Used book in Good Condition. To many antebellum americans, robbers, peril, Appalachia was a frightening wilderness of lawlessness, and hidden dangers.

Blood in the hills: a history of violence in Appalachia provides an in-depth historical analysis of hostility in the region from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century.

Moonshine: A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor

Zenith Press - While we can’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. Broadway Books. So what is it, really? Technically speaking, "moonshine" refers to untaxed liquor made in an unlicensed still.

White lightning. White whiskey. From the country’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 and a look at modern-day craft distilling, Joyce examines the historical context that gave rise to moonshining in America and explores its continued appeal.

Moonshine: A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor - Even more fascinating than the popularity of the liquor itself is moonshine’s widespread effect on U. S. Scribner Book Company. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Moonshine goes by many names. Used book in Good Condition. Mountain dew.