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Stewart to discuss moonshining

Bruce Stewart, a history professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, will lecture at UVa-Wise on Friday, April 27.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Stewart, a scholar of Appalachian social and cultural history, will speak in the Dogwood Room of the Slemp Student Center at 1 p.m.  His lecture, “That Good Ole’ Mountain Dew:  Moonshining in Appalachia,” will introduce the audience to the work that has gone into his books Moonshiners and Prohibitionists:  “The Battle Over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, Blood in the Hills:  A History of Violence in Appalachian,” and “King of the Moonshiners:  Lewis R. Redmond in Fact and Fiction.”

This program is part of the Appalachian Warfare Lecture Series that has been made possible through the generosity of the Slemp Foundation.