Approx. 328 pp., 7 x 10, 76 halftones, notes, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-5355-6
Published: October 2019
Hardcover Available October 2019, but pre-order your copy today!
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Folklore, popular culture, and changing laws have helped fuel a renaissance in making and drinking commercial moonshine, and Pierce shows how today's producers understand their ties to the past. Above all, this book reveals that moonshine's long, colorful history features surprises that can change how we understand a state and a region.
About the Author
Daniel S. Pierce is professor of history at the University of North Carolina Asheville. His previous books include Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France.
For more information about Daniel S. Pierce, visit the Author Page.
"Pierce's surprisingly extensive and colorful history of illegal distilling in North Carolina makes for enjoyable reading. It is among the few serious books to consider the history of alcohol distilling in America, and it fills a great need in recognizing the importance of alcohol production to the American economy, its society, and its politics."--Clay Risen, author of Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland