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Author Bennett, Evan P

Title When tobacco was king : families, farm labor, and Federal policy in the Piedmont / Evan P. Bennett
Published Gainesville/Tallahassee/Tampa/Boca Raton/Pensacola/Orlando/Miami/Jacksonville/Ft. Myers/Sarasota : University Press of Florida, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (x, 152 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Hornworm's-Eye View of the Tobacco South; 1. Family; 2. Hands; 3. Tobacco-Raising Fools; 4. Cooperation; 5. Stabilization; 6. Untied; 7. Buyout; Conclusion: A Dead End for Tobacco Road?; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Tobacco has left an indelible mark on the American South, shaping the land and culture throughout the twentieth-century. In the last few decades, advances in technology and shifts in labor and farming policy have altered the way of life for tobacco farmers: family farms have largely been replaced by large-scale operations dependent on hired labor, much of it from other shores. However, the mechanical harvester and the H-2A guestworker did not put an end to tobacco culture but rather sent it in new directions and accelerated the change that has always been part of the farmer's life. In When T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-147) and index
Notes Text in English
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Subject Tobacco -- Piedmont (U.S. : Region) -- History
Flue-cured tobacco -- Piedmont (U.S. : Region) -- History
Tobacco farmers -- Piedmont (U.S. : Region) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Farms, Small -- Government policy -- History -- 20th century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Farms, Small -- Government policy
Flue-cured tobacco
United States -- Piedmont Region
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author University Press of Florida.
ISBN 9780813055084
Other Titles Families, farm labor, and Federal policy in the Piedmont