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North Carolina Moonshine: An Illicit History [Paperback]

Item : North Carolina Moonshine: An Illicit History [Paperback]
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Author Author : Mulder, Frank Stephenson Jr. & Barbara Nichols
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 146711832X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781467118323
Publisher Publisher : The History Press
Pages Pages : 144
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100030970

North Carolina holds a special place in the history of moonshine. For more than three centuries, the illicit home-brew was a way of life. NASCAR emerged from the illegal moonshine trade as drivers such as Junior Johnson, accustomed to running from the law, moved to the racetrack. A host of colorful characters populated the state's bootlegging arena, like Marvin Popcorn Sutton, known as the Paul Bunyan of moonshine, and Alvin Sawyer, considered the moonshine king of the Great Dismal Swamp. Some law enforcement played a constant cat-and-mouse game to shut down illegal stills, while some just looked the other way. Authors Frank Stephenson and Barbara Mulder reveal the gritty history of moonshine in the Tar Heel State. Moonshine has shaped the culture and economy of North Carolina for hundreds of years. In the 19th century, sales from moonshine helped fund Civil War efforts, while in the 20th century, moonshine jump started the careers of prominent NASCAR drivers. North Carolina writer Frank Stephenson Jr. considers himself a lifelong student of moonshine. As a youth, he joined his father, a part-time deputy, on moonshine busting raids. As an adult, he set out on a quest to explore the legacy of moonshine throughout the state. All Things Considered WCQS ...the text is especially strong...The authors, both staff members at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, know their subject. Stephenson is the son of a longtime Hertford County deputy, and one of the chapters describes how he accompanied his father on a moonshine raid.
Star NewsIn January, Arcadia Publishing released North Carolina Moonshine, a book about the Tar Heel State's role in firewater history, covering everything from the NASCAR connection to local moonshining celebrities. In the book, the authors mention a secret garage hidden in the woods by the North Carolina-Virginia state line, which had opened in the 1930s and specialized in moonshine cars.

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