Source list for my talk at the UNC Law School on February 9 is at Bibliography Oglesby Alcohol Jan 2013 updated 2014. Here are the most interesting items:
Rabushka, Alvin, Taxation in Colonial America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008); Conclusion appears at https://www.hoover.org/publications/hoover-digest/article/5789.
Hu, Tun Yuan, The Liquor Tax in the United States, 1791-1947: A History of the Internal Revenue Taxes Imposed on Distilled Spirits by the Federal Government (New York: Columbia University, Graduate School of Business 1950).
Levine, Harry, The Birth Of American Alcohol Control: Prohibition, the Power Elite, and the Problem of Lawlessness, http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~hlevine/The-Birth-of-American-Alcohol-Control.pdf