Tobacco and Kentucky (Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf) (Paperback)

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For centuries before Europeans came to the New World, tobacco had an important role in the religious and social life of the early peoples of Kentucky. W.F. Axton describes the various forms in which tobacco has been used, its quick adoption by the Old World, and its gradual development into the forms common today, especially the blended cigarette. Little has been written about the place occupied by Burley leaf in the economic life of the Commonwealth, where tobacco is still the most important crop. Tobacco in Kentucky is accompanied by charts and maps illustrating the many aspects of tobacco production.

About the Author

W.F. Axton is professor of English at the University of Louisville. His family has been associated with the tobacco industry through the Axton-Fisher Company.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813193403
ISBN-10: 0813193400
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: November 11th, 2009
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf