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King of the Moonshiners: Lewis R. Redmond in Fact and Fiction

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The hillbilly hero is an American archetype. Living a hardscrabble life in the mountains of the South, he turns to making moonshine in a homemade still, hidden from the prying eyes of the revenuers--the federal agents who pursue him because he doesn't pay taxes. In reality a lawbreaker, in our mythology the moonshiner is the hero who fights valiantly to eke out a living while being unfairly dogged by the infernal feds. Developed and embellished through more than a century of American popular culture, this image has put down ...

King of the Moonshiners: Lewis R. Redmond in Fact and Fiction 2009, Univ Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572336407

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