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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


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


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


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


Seasons of Change: Community Life and Landscape at the Foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 1740–1860

Eric Proebsting

in Jefferson's Poplar Forest: Unearthing a Virginia Plantation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039886
eISBN:
9780813043807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039886.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter uses documentary and archaeological data from excavations and environmental analysis to explore the processes of human-initiated landscape changes at Poplar Forest and in the surrounding ... More


Slave Housing, Community Formation, and Community Dynamics at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, 1760s-1810s

Barbara J. Heath

in Jefferson's Poplar Forest: Unearthing a Virginia Plantation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039886
eISBN:
9780813043807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039886.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces Jefferson's enslaved community and explores the debate over the extent to which agricultural systems determine social organization within plantation settings. The author ... More


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