North Carolina Tobacco: A History

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The days when rural life revolved around tobacco planting and harvest are gone, but many fondly remember when North Carolina was the state of farming, planting and picking tobacco. In this book, historian Billy Yeargin takes readers back to the days when communities were founded and built upon tobacco culture, and when traditions developed as industries were born. Yeargin recounts the deeply intriguing influence of tobacco on the history and culture of the state.
ISBN: 9781596293137
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Images: 85
Pages: 160
Billy Yeargin is a tobacco historian who has lectured on the subject for over 25 years. He teaches Southern Culture at Duke University and US History at Johnston Community College. He is on the Board of Directors for the Duke Homestead & the NC State Capital Preservation Foundation. Billy has also served as Executive Director for the Tobacco Growers Information Committee, Staff Legislative Agriculture Advisor to Senator Robert Morgan and Agriculture Liaison to Governor James B. Hunt. He has written over one hundred articles on tobacco history and has appeared on more than fifty regional and national television shows.
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