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The Expansion of Chinese Tobacco Production, Consumption, and Trade, 1600–1750

Carol Benedict

in Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262775
eISBN:
9780520948563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262775.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese consumers for the most part smoked tobacco grown in China on countless small family farms spread across the empire. Processed in tiny workshops located near tobacco farms in the mountainous ... More


A Barren and Fruitful Land

James C. Scott

in A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300191165
eISBN:
9780300206814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191165.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on postwar bright tobacco production. Yellow tobacco offered the promise of prosperity for both farmers and capital-intensive agribusinessmen. While certain cultivation ... More


The Decline of the Border

James C. Scott

in A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300191165
eISBN:
9780300206814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191165.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the impact of competition, monopsony, cigarettes, and erosion on bright tobacco production in the late nineteenth century. Caswell, Halifax, and Pittsylvania faced increasing ... More


Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria

Mary C. Neuburger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450846
eISBN:
9780801465949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450846.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book leads readers along the Bulgarian–Ottoman caravan routes and into the coffeehouses of Istanbul and Sofia. It reveals how a remote country was drawn into global economic networks through ... More


A New Deal For Old Land?

James C. Scott

in A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300191165
eISBN:
9780300206814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191165.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the Southside tobacco culture in the twentieth century. The general declining trend of the 1890s continued until the late 1920s, when tobacco markets fell into the abyss of the ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

in Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introduction provides a historical background on the transition of African Americans who worked on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from slave labor to wage labor. It establishes a sense of place ... More


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