Learn more about “Moonshining in the Mountains” at Canton Branch Library

By Haywood County Public Library, Canton Branch | Nov 09, 2013

Join Daniel S. Pierce, author of the new book Corn From a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains, to learn about the history of “mountain dew” at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21,  at the Canton branch of the Haywood County Public Library.

Pierce is professor of history, chair of the department, at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, where he worked with distinguished Southern historian James C. Cobb.

Pierce is also the author of Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France, as well as The Great Smokies: From Natural Habitat to National Park. Pierce has had his work published in The New York Times, Southern Cultures, Smokies Life, and numerous encyclopedias including the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.   He has appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, The History Channel, North Carolina People with William Friday, North Carolina Bookwatch, and the South Carolina ETV Emmy Award winning program Take on the South.

Copies of Corn From a Jar will be available for purchase (cash or checks only). The event is free to attend, and all are welcome. For more information, call the Canton Branch Library at (828) 648-2924.

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