Mississippi Moonshine Politics: How Bootleggers & the Law Kept a Dry State Soaked (True Crime) (Paperback)

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Mississippi Moonshine Politics: How Bootleggers & the Law Kept a Dry State Soaked (True Crime) (Paperback)

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For most states, the repeal of prohibition meant a return to a state of legally drunken normalcy, but not so in Mississippi. The Magnolia State went dry over a decade before the nation, leaving bootleggers to establish political and financial holds they were unwilling to lose. For nearly sixty years, bootlegging flourished, and Mississippi became known as the wettest dry state in the country. Law enforcement tried in vain to control crime that followed each empty bottle. Until statewide prohibition was finally repealed in 1966, illegal booze fueled a corrupt political machine that intimidated journalists who dared to speak against it and fixed juries that threatened its interests. Author and native Mississippian Janice Branch Tracy delivers an intimate look at the story of Mississippi's moonshine empire.
Product Details ISBN: 9781626197602
ISBN-10: 1626197601
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: March 16th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: True Crime