CORN FROM A JAR: MOONSHINING IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
In the Great Smoky Mountains, moonshine making was a world unto itself. On the one hand, moonshining was about dynamite-toting lookouts, fast cars, snitching, quick cash, hidden stills, “revenuers,” and deadly gunplay. On the other, it was a story of earnest farm families living in remote mountain valleys and practicing their traditional craft of moonshining so they could buy shoes for their children. Yet perhaps the most fascinating aspect of this book is the sudden resurgence of making moonshine in the Southern mountains today. Learn about the traditions, foibles and dangers of mountain “blockading” from the early 19th century to tomorrow.