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By Drew A. Swanson

Drew A. Swanson has written an “environmental” background a couple of crop of serious ancient and financial importance: American tobacco.  a well-liked agricultural product for far of the South, the tobacco plant might finally degrade the land that nurtured it, yet because the writer provocatively argues, the alternative of crop at first made excellent agrarian in addition to monetary feel for southern planters.
Swanson, who brings to his narrative the adventure of getting grown up on a operating Virginia tobacco farm, explores how one try at agricultural permanence went heavily awry. He weaves jointly social, agricultural, and cultural heritage of the Piedmont zone and illustrates how principles approximately race and panorama administration turned entangled less than slavery and later on. not easy long-held perceptions, this cutting edge research examines not just the cloth relationships that hooked up crop, land, and folks but additionally the excuses that inspired tobacco farming within the region.

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