Learn the history of moonshining in the mountains at Canton Branch Library Nov. 21
Join UNCA professor 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 Library.
Pierce is a professor of history and chair of the department at UNCA. 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 Pierce’s recently released book, Corn From a Jar, will be available for purchase at the Nov. 21 event (cash or checks only). Refreshments, generously provided by the Friends of the Library, will be served. The event is free to attend, and all are welcome. For more information, call the Canton Branch Library, located at 11 Pennsylvania Ave., at 648-2924.