Illegal Southern Culture: Moonshining in the Hills of North Georgia

Elizabeth L. Lewis, North Georgia College & State University

The purpose of this paper is to examine specific aspects of illegally distilling liquor. It will explore the history of this activity, as well as ascertaining to what extent it is still occurring. The report will be a regional investigation that features Lumpkin County, historically considered to be a principle area for making moonshine. An aspect included in the overview will focus on immorality versus illegality.

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