The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American RevolutionOxford University Press #ad - Government under the Constitution. Thomas P. Slaughter recaptures the historical drama and significance of this violent episode in which frontier West and cosmopolitan East battled over the meaning of the American Revolution. The book not only offers the broadest and most comprehensive account of the Whiskey Rebellion ever written, social and intellectual contexts of the time, taking into account the political, but also challenges conventional understandings of the Revolutionary era.
This classic confrontation between champions of liberty and defenders of order was long considered the most significant event in the first quarter-century of the new nation. When president george washington ordered an army of 13, 000 men to march west in 1794 to crush a tax rebellion among frontier farmers, he established a range of precedents that continues to define federal authority over localities today.
The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution #ad - The "whiskey rebellion" marked the first large-scale resistance to a law of the U. S.
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty Simon & Schuster America CollectionSimon & Schuster #ad - With an unsparing look at both hamilton and Washington, journalist and historian William Hogeland offers a provocative, in-depth analysis of this forgotten revolution and suppression. To the hard-bitten people of the depressed and violent West, the whiskey tax paralyzed their rural economies, putting money in the coffers of already wealthy creditors and industrialists.
A gripping and sensational tale of violence, and taxes, alcohol, long ignored by historians, The Whiskey Rebellion uncovers the radical eighteenth-century people’s movement, that contributed decisively to the establishment of federal authority. To president washington, it was the catalyst for the first-ever deployment of a federal army, a military action that would suppress an insurgency against the American government.
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty Simon & Schuster America Collection #ad - To alexander hamilton, the tax was the key to industrial growth. Focusing on the battle between government and the early-american evangelical movement that advocated western secession, The Whiskey Rebellion is an intense and insightful examination of the roots of federal power and the most fundamental conflicts that ignited—and continue to smolder—in the United States.
In 1791, local gangs of insurgents with blackened faces began to attack federal officials, on the frontier of western Pennsylvania, beating and torturing the tax collectors who attempted to collect the first federal tax ever laid on an American product—whiskey. Used book in Good Condition.
Shays' Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion: The History and Legacy of Early America's Domestic InsurrectionsCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - The men who had just years earlier participated in the American Revolution were not afraid to break down a government they did not like; indeed, many of them reveled in it. To top it all off, the Articles of Confederation also had no judiciary or executive branch. As secretary of treasury, alexander Hamilton was looking for ways to shore up the young nation’s finances and pay off the debts incurred by the Revolution.
In particular, the prospect of the new nation defaulting on its loans from France led to the end of the Articles of Confederation. Used book in Good Condition. Likewise, there was no national judiciary to decide disputes over national law. Ultimately, no pitched battle took place once the militia was marched into western Pennsylvania, but dozens were arrested and tried for treason in the wake of the episode.
Unlike most countries in the world, 18th century America was made up of people who believed in change, and who were willing to leave their homelands and strike out for the unknown to find it. Under the articles of confederation, the Congress was also completely unable to pay any of the debts it incurred to foreign powers during the Revolutionary War.
Shays' Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion: The History and Legacy of Early America's Domestic Insurrections #ad - Besides hampering the Continental Army, the inability of the national government to raise revenue made foreign policy difficult. When massachusetts enacted laws that shays and others didn’t like, the rebels had no qualms about taking up arms, and while the rebellion was eventually put down, changes were made to prevent similar problems in the future.
In addition to being upset at this new tax, Westerners believed it was disproportionately aimed at them because Americans still residing on the East Coast weren’t as reliant on the production of whiskey.
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound SovereigntyScribner #ad - 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. To president washington, the settlers' resistance catalyzed the first-ever deployment of a huge federal army, led by the president himself, a military strike to suppress citizens who threatened American sovereignty.
Unearthing a pungent segment of early American history long ignored by historians, William Hogeland brings to startling life the rebellion that decisively contributed to the establishment of federal authority. In 1791, gangs with blackened faces began to attack federal officials, at the frontier headwaters of the Ohio River, beating and torturing the collectors who plagued them with the first federal tax ever laid on an American product—whiskey.
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty #ad - To hard-bitten people in what was then the wild West, the tax paralyzed their economies while swelling the coffers of greedy creditors and industrialists. Used book in Good Condition. Daring, finely crafted, by turns funny and darkly poignant, The Whiskey Rebellion promises a surprising trip for readers unfamiliar with this primal national drama—whose climax is not the issue of mere taxation but the very meaning and purpose of the American Revolution.
A gripping and provocative tale of violence, the Whiskey Rebellion pits President George Washington and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton against angry, alcohol, and taxes, armed settlers across the Appalachians. Used book in Good Condition. With an unsparing look at both hamilton and washington—and at lesser-known, fast-paced account of the remarkable characters who perpetrated this forgotten revolution, equally determined frontier leaders such as Herman Husband and Hugh Henry Brackenridge—journalist and popular historian William Hogeland offers an insightful, and those who suppressed it.
The Whiskey Rebellion and the Rebirth of RyeBelt Publishing #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Includes an illustrated guide to making rye whiskey and recipes. The book takes reader on a fun tour of the Whiskey Rebellion, the role of Pittsburgh robber barons in developing the rye industry, and the rebirth of craft distillery in the twentieth century. Used book in Good Condition.
A short history of rye whiskey's founding, floundering, and current flourishing in Pittsburgh.