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The Resource The Whiskey Rebellion : frontier epilogue to the American Revolution, Thomas P. Slaughter

The Whiskey Rebellion : frontier epilogue to the American Revolution, Thomas P. Slaughter

Label
The Whiskey Rebellion : frontier epilogue to the American Revolution
Title
The Whiskey Rebellion
Title remainder
frontier epilogue to the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Thomas P. Slaughter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1794, "the single largest example of armed resistance to a law of the United States between the ratification of the Constitution and the Civil War" occurred in four frontier counties of western Pennsylvania when angry farmers there refused to pay an excise tax on whiskey-- a tax recently enacted by the new Federal government in Philadelphia. Forming themselves into mobs and sometimes disguised as Indians in deliberate imitation of the Boston Tea Party, the farmers physically assaulted the excise collectors. The response of Washington's first administration to this "Whiskey Rebellion" was swift and dramatic- he ordered an army of 13,000 to march west and crush this rebellion, thereby establishing a range of precedents that continue to define federal authority over localities to this day. The author presents not only a major new scholarly interpretation of the event, but a bold bid to establish the rebellion as a paradigm for understanding the ongoing debate between the defenders of liberty and the advocates of order through the entire sweep of our nation's history. -- Howard Lamar, Book jacket
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Cataloging source
TMS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slaughter, Thomas P.
Dewey number
973.43
Index
index present
LC call number
E315
LC item number
.S59 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford University Press paperback
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
  • Whiskey Rebellion (Pennsylvania : 1794)
  • Pennsylvania
  • Whisky-Rebellion
  • Pennsylvania
Label
The Whiskey Rebellion : frontier epilogue to the American Revolution, Thomas P. Slaughter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chronology
  • Indians and the excise
  • Assembly and proclamation
  • Liberty, order, and the excise
  • Alternative perspectives
  • Federalism besieged
  • Part three :
  • Consequence
  • Rebellion
  • Response
  • Part one :
  • A Tale of two riots and a watermelon army
  • Conclusion
  • Context
  • The Tax man cometh
  • The Quest for frontier autonomy
  • Sectional strife
  • Life, labor and landscape
  • George Washington and the western country
  • Part two :
Control code
ocm19377723
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780195051919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o19377723
  • (OCoLC)19377723
Label
The Whiskey Rebellion : frontier epilogue to the American Revolution, Thomas P. Slaughter
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chronology
  • Indians and the excise
  • Assembly and proclamation
  • Liberty, order, and the excise
  • Alternative perspectives
  • Federalism besieged
  • Part three :
  • Consequence
  • Rebellion
  • Response
  • Part one :
  • A Tale of two riots and a watermelon army
  • Conclusion
  • Context
  • The Tax man cometh
  • The Quest for frontier autonomy
  • Sectional strife
  • Life, labor and landscape
  • George Washington and the western country
  • Part two :
Control code
ocm19377723
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780195051919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o19377723
  • (OCoLC)19377723

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