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The Resource The whiskey rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty

The whiskey rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty

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The whiskey rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty
Title
The whiskey rebellion
Title remainder
George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1791, on the frontier of western Pennsylvania, local gangs of insurgents with blackened faces began to attack federal officals, beating and torturing the tax collectors who attempted to collect the first federal tax ever laid on an American product--whiskey. To the hard-bitten people of the depressed and violent West, the whiskey tax paralyzed their rural economics, putting money in the coffers of the already wealthy creditors and industrialists. To Alexander Hamilton, the tax was the key to industrial growth. To President Washington, it was the catalyst for the first-ever deployment of a federal army, a military action that would suppress an insurgency against the American government. With an unsparing look at both Hamilton and Washington, journalist and historian Hogeland offers a provocative, in-depth analysis of this forgotten revolution and suppression." -- cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Hogeland, William
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
Label
The whiskey rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: The President, the West, and the rebellion -- Over the mountains -- The curse of pulp -- Spirits distilled within the United States -- Herman Husband -- The Neville connection -- Tom the Tinker -- the hills give light to the vales -- A new Sodom -- Talking -- The general goes west -- That so-called Whiskey Rebellion
Control code
ocn503049280
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 302 p.
Isbn
9780743254915
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)503049280
Label
The whiskey rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: The President, the West, and the rebellion -- Over the mountains -- The curse of pulp -- Spirits distilled within the United States -- Herman Husband -- The Neville connection -- Tom the Tinker -- the hills give light to the vales -- A new Sodom -- Talking -- The general goes west -- That so-called Whiskey Rebellion
Control code
ocn503049280
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 302 p.
Isbn
9780743254915
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)503049280

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