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'When Darkness Reigns Then is the Hour to Strike': Moonshining, Federal Liquor Taxation, and Klan Violence in Western North Carolina, 1868-1872


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A look at the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in western North Carolina and their objection the activities of federal revenue agents with regard to taxation of whiskey and the destruction of illegal \"moonshine\" stills. The KKK was able to secure considerable local support on this issue during the late 19th century as they targeted federal government agents at work in the region.
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