U.S. History

The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty

William Hogeland

About the Program

William Hogeland recounts the Whiskey Rebellion that took place from 1791 to 1794 when Appalachian settlers fought against a federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks.  On August 7, 1794, President George Washington cited the Militia Law of 1792 to suppress the Rebellion. 

About the Authors

William Hogeland

William Hogeland is the author of Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1 - July 4, 1776.  His writing has appeared in several publications, including The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times


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Program Information

The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty

Past Airings

  • Sunday, August 7th at 5pm (ET)
  • Sunday, July 23rd at 4:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, July 1st at 11:03am (ET)
  • Sunday, June 11th at 8:10pm (ET)
  • Saturday, May 27th at 11:30pm (ET)
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