Show Notes: The Whiskey Rebellion

Tracy Wilson

The Whiskey Rebellion's basic M.O. for dealing with tax collectors: Cut off his hair, tar and feather him, and maybe set his house on fire. Kean Collection / Staff/Getty Images

As promised during our recent podcast on moonshine, today we're taking a longer look at the Whiskey Rebellion. Although western Pennsylvania gets most of the attention - including in this episode - violent protests of an excise tax implemented to try to pay for post-Revolutionary-War debts struck every state south of New York, particularly in their westernmost counties. Eventually, the federal government sent in almost 30,000 militia.

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