Remembering North Carolina Tobacco

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North Carolina's tobacco history comes alive in this selection of remembrances from Billy Yeargin and others born and bred in the American tobacco culture. When early settlers struggled to grow anything at all in North Carolina's sandy soil, tobacco was a boon. The lives of many North Carolinians continue to revolve around the growth cycle of the tobacco plant, from laying-by to cropping and curing. In this collection of nostalgic memories, Yeargin and others reminisce about the frustrations of slugs and tar, the cropping of dew-drenched leaves, the aching beauty of a tobacco bloom and the ultimate connection of man with earth—a connection that is slowly fading with each new generation.
ISBN: 9781596294332
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Images: 55
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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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