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When Tobacco Was King

Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont

«“Weaves agricultural, social, and political history into a thorough and compelling history of the Bright Belt tobacco region. . . . Highly recommended.” - Choice

“An important addition to our understanding of the shaping of tobacco agriculture, especially in the context of government farm programs.” - Journal of Southern History

“A clear, concise roadmap through the complexities of post–Civil War tobacco life and policy. . . . Captures the opportunities and challenges of southern agriculture as it moved into the modern age.” - Agricultural History

“A solidly researched and well-documented study of one tobacco region from the 1860s through the early 2000s, and, as such, will be useful to many scholars of agriculture and the South.” - AAG Review of Books

“Examines the transformation of tobacco work from the end of slavery to the present day in order to consider the cultural and political ramifications of modernization.” - Journal of Economic Literature

“A concise study of families, farm labor, and federal policy in the Old Bright Belt region of North Carolina and Virginia. Bennett provides historical context for tobacco’s past and future.” - North Carolina Historical Review

“Provides an indispensable historical and analytical perspective on one of the most important crops and agricultural landscapes in the United States. . . . This book is highly recommended, insightful and readable.” - Florida Historical Quarterly

“Well-written and thoroughly researched. . . . A fine summary of the complex issues surrounding bright tobacco culture in its most historic setting.” - Register of the Kentucky Historical Society»

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Detaljer

Forlag
University Press of Florida
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780813080567
Utgivelsesår
2024
Format
23 x 15 cm

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«“Weaves agricultural, social, and political history into a thorough and compelling history of the Bright Belt tobacco region. . . . Highly recommended.” - Choice

“An important addition to our understanding of the shaping of tobacco agriculture, especially in the context of government farm programs.” - Journal of Southern History

“A clear, concise roadmap through the complexities of post–Civil War tobacco life and policy. . . . Captures the opportunities and challenges of southern agriculture as it moved into the modern age.” - Agricultural History

“A solidly researched and well-documented study of one tobacco region from the 1860s through the early 2000s, and, as such, will be useful to many scholars of agriculture and the South.” - AAG Review of Books

“Examines the transformation of tobacco work from the end of slavery to the present day in order to consider the cultural and political ramifications of modernization.” - Journal of Economic Literature

“A concise study of families, farm labor, and federal policy in the Old Bright Belt region of North Carolina and Virginia. Bennett provides historical context for tobacco’s past and future.” - North Carolina Historical Review

“Provides an indispensable historical and analytical perspective on one of the most important crops and agricultural landscapes in the United States. . . . This book is highly recommended, insightful and readable.” - Florida Historical Quarterly

“Well-written and thoroughly researched. . . . A fine summary of the complex issues surrounding bright tobacco culture in its most historic setting.” - Register of the Kentucky Historical Society»

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