It’s a cross-over! This week we joined Cody Wheat from the Shots of History podcast to talk about that one time that George Washington sent the army to deal to force some country bumpkins to pay their taxes – in other words, the Whiskey Rebellion. How did we become a nation of whiskey-drinkers, why was whiskey taxed in the late 18th century, and what kind of legacy did the Rebellion leave? Join Marissa, Sarah, and Cody to learn all about it.
Show Notes & Further Reading
Lender, Mark Edward, and James Kirby Martin. Drinking in America: A History (New York: Free Press, 1987).
Slaughter, Thomas. The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988).
Just for funsies: “One Last Ride,” the song about the Whiskey Rebellion that was cut from Hamilton: The Musical