Whiskey Rebellion Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution

ISBN-10: 0195051912

ISBN-13: 9780195051919

Edition: 1988 (Reprint)

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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" marked the first large-scale resistance to a law of the U.S. government under the Constitution. 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. 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, taking into account the political, social and intellectual contexts of the time, but also challenges conventional understandings of the Revolutionary era.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction
The Tax Man Cometh
The Quest for Frontier Autonomy
Sectional Strife
Lige, Labor, and Landscape
George Washington and the Western Country
Indians and the Excise
Assembly and Proclamation
Liberty, Order, and the Exgise
Alternative Perspectives
Rebellion
Response
A Tale of Two Riots and a Watermelon Army
Conclusion
Afterword
Notes
Index
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