History Alive

Season 2 Episode 7

Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers

Aired Unknown Feb 23, 2007 on The History Channel
Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers
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Heroes who fight tax collectors and moral crusaders, or just common criminals? Like it or not, America was built by rumrunners, moonshiners, and bootleggers--even founding father John Hancock was a smuggler. In the 1920s, Prohibition turned fishermen into rumrunners and two-bit gangsters into millionaires, and moonshine haulers in their souped-up cars helped create NASCAR. Rare archival footage and photos help weave the compelling tale of our nation's love-hate relationship with illegal alcohol.moreless

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