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The Whiskey Rebellion, 1794: Revolt in Pennsylvania Threatens American Unity
The Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Revolt in Pennsylvania Threatens American Unity
Author: David C. Knight
When Secretary Hamilton's excise tax on whiskey became law in 1791, the burden fell unfairly on the backwoods farmer-distillers of western Pennsylvania. Making whisky was their only means of getting produce across the Allegheny Mountains. By 1794, the oppressed "whiskey boys" were in open rebellion,, tarring and feathering tax collectors, and ev...  more »
ISBN: 74598
Pages: 72
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Publisher: Franklin Watts
Book Type: Hardcover
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