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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Episode link: The Whiskey Rebellion
- National Park Service Friendship Hill Historic Site. "The Whiskey Rebellion" http://www.nps.gov/frhi/learn/historyculture/whiskeyrebellion.htm
- Scanlon, Donna. "The Whiskey Rebellion." Library of Congress Business Reference Services. http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/businesshistory/August/whiskeyrebellion.html
- Hoover, Michael. "The Whiskey Rebellion." Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. http://www.ttb.gov/public_info/whisky_rebellion.shtml
- Slaughter, Thomas P. "The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution." Oxford University Press. 1986.
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