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Let There Be Bright: The Birth Of Yellow Tobacco Culture

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/9780300191165.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes the development of bright tobacco, which became the literal lifeblood of the region's countryside and towns following the Civil War. The elements of a bright tobacco culture ... 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


Bright Leaf, Bright Prospects: Making Peace With The Idea of Yellow Tobacco

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/9780300191165.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the expansion of the bright leaf tobacco culture. By the 1840s, Caswell, Halifax, and Pittsylvania counties had an active contingent of modernizing planters' and farmers' ... More


The Bright Leaf Tobacco Network

Nan Enstad

in Cigarettes, Inc.: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226533285
eISBN:
9780226533452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533452.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter tells the story of a corporate network that stretched between the US South and China and tracks their development of the corporate cigarette industry in both countries. As bright leaf ... More


Tobacco Goes to War

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/9780300191165.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines the impact of the Civil War on tobacco agriculture and manufacturing. While the Civil War neither doomed bright tobacco nor ensured that it would become the dominant form of ... More


BAT in India

Howard Cox

in The Global Cigarette: Origins and Evolution of British American Tobacco, 1880-1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292210
eISBN:
9780191684890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292210.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

This chapter discusses the organization and operation of BAT Co.'s cigarette business in India. Unlike in other regions of the company's ... More


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