On the Facebook page ‘Frisian Americans‘ the question popped up what role certain Frisians played in the Whiskey Rebellion in Pennsylvania in 1794. We checked, and the short answer is: none. The Whiskey Rebellion was a revolt of the so-called Dutch Pennsylvanian farmers resisting the taxation of whiskey. It was crushed, without ice, by the […]

From Patriot to Insurgent: John Fries and the tax rebellions — Frisia Coast Trail