||Pt. 1: The beginnings of antialcohol reform, 1790-1860. "This country improves in cultivation, wickedness, mills, and still" : distilling and drinking during the antebellum period ; Select men of sober and industrious habits : alcohol reform and social conflict during the late antebellum period -- Pt. 2: The golden age of moonshining, 1861-1876. "Is there any way to get at the distillers?" : the fall and rise of the moonshiners, 1861-1868 ; "They tax us and give us negro civil rights" : moonshiner violence and the politics of federal liquor taxation, 1868-1876 -- Pt. 3: The road to prohibition, 1870-1908. Civilization requires prohibition : the beginning of the end for the moonshiners, 1870-1882 ; "These big-boned, semi-barbarian people" : creation of the myth of violent Appalachia and its consequences, 1878-1890 ; "Afloat on the tide of improvement" : the uplift movement and rise of prohibition sentiment in rural communities, 1885-1900 ; "Wilt thou send the revenues down upon the distillers" : a political history of prohibition, 1882-1908.