An Anthology of Fourth of July Celebrations

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4th_july_encyclopedia.jpgOn Independence Day in 1778, General George Washington gave his army a double allowance of rum. Thirty years later the city of Richmond, Virginia decided that only US-made liquor could be consumed on the Fourth of July. James Heintze, librarian emeritus at American University in Washington, is author of The Fourth of July Encyclopedia.

Credits

Guest:
James Heintze - Librarian Emeritus, American University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Dan Konecky