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Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

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Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

Ann K. Ferrell

Tobacco farms, once an iconic symbol of American history, are disappearing from the landscape. It is difficult for many people to view the loss of tobacco as lamentable. For many Kentuckians, however, the loss of what was historically the state's largest cash crop and an important symbol of regional identity has vast economic and cultural consequences. This book examines changes faced by burley tobacco farmers in Central Kentucky over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st—from changing farm technologies, labor sources, and marketing practices and circumstances, to changed social ... Read more


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