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The Resource The Whiskey Rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty, William Hogeland

The Whiskey Rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty, William Hogeland

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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
Statement of responsibility
William Hogeland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A tale of violence, alcohol, and taxes, this story pits President George Washington and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton against angry, armed settlers across the Appalachians. Unearthing a pungent segment of early American history, journalist and popular historian Hogeland brings to life the rebellion that decisively contributed to the establishment of federal authority. In 1791, frontier gangs with blackened faces began to attack federal officials, beating and torturing the collectors who plagued them with the first federal tax ever laid on an American product--whiskey. In only a few years, those attacks snowballed into an organized regional movement dedicated to resisting the fledgling government's power and threatening secession, even civil war. With an unsparing look at both Hamilton and Washington--and at lesser-known, equally determined frontier leaders, Hogeland offers a fast-paced account of the remarkable characters who perpetrated this forgotten revolution, and those who suppressed it.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hogeland, William
Dewey number
973.4/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E315
LC item number
.H64 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
Label
The Whiskey Rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty, William Hogeland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lisa Drew book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-286) and index
Control code
ocm62282569
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 302 p.
Isbn
9780743254908
Lccn
2005056340
Other control number
9780743254908
Other physical details
maps
Label
The Whiskey Rebellion : George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America's newfound sovereignty, William Hogeland
Publication
Note
"A Lisa Drew book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-286) and index
Control code
ocm62282569
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 302 p.
Isbn
9780743254908
Lccn
2005056340
Other control number
9780743254908
Other physical details
maps

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