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Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

Ann K. Ferrell

Abstract

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 and ... More

Keywords: Burley, Tobacco, Kentucky, Folklore, Heritage, Agriculture, Landscape, Regional identity, Change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813142333
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813142333.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann K. Ferrell, author