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The Social History of Bourbon (Paperback)

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By Gerald Carson, Michael R. Veach (Foreword by)
$19.95
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Description


The distinctive beverage of the Western world, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious gift to the world of spirits. Although the story of American whiskey is recorded in countless lively pages of our nation's history, the place of bourbon in the American cultural record has long awaited detailed and objective presentation. Not a recipe book or a barman's guide, but a fascinating and informative contribution to Americana, The Social History of Bourbon reflects an aspect of our national cultural identity that many have long suppressed or overlooked. Gerald Carson explores the impact of the liquor's presence during America's early development, as well as bourbon's role in some of the more dramatic events in American history, including the Whiskey Rebellion, the scandals of the Whiskey Ring, and the whiskey forts of the fur trade. The Social History of Bourbon is a revealing look at the role of this classic beverage in the development of American manners and culture.

About the Author


Gerald Carson (1899 -- 1989) was the author of several books of social history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813126562
ISBN-10: 0813126568
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: September 19th, 2010
Pages: 280
Language: English

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