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By Drew A. Swanson

Drew A. Swanson has written an “environmental” background a few crop of significant historic and fiscal value: American tobacco.  a well-liked agricultural product for far of the South, the tobacco plant could eventually degrade the land that nurtured it, yet because the writer provocatively argues, the alternative of crop before everything made ideal agrarian in addition to monetary experience for southern planters.
Swanson, who brings to his narrative the adventure of getting grown up on a operating Virginia tobacco farm, explores how one test at agricultural permanence went heavily awry. He weaves jointly social, agricultural, and cultural heritage of the Piedmont area and illustrates how principles approximately race and panorama administration grew to become entangled below slavery and in a while. demanding long-held perceptions, this leading edge examine examines not just the cloth relationships that hooked up crop, land, and folks but in addition the reasons that inspired tobacco farming within the region.

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