New PDF release: A Golden Weed (Yale Agrarian Studies Series)

By Drew A. Swanson

ISBN-10: 0300191162

ISBN-13: 9780300191165

Drew A. Swanson has written an “environmental” heritage a couple of crop of significant historic and fiscal importance: American tobacco.  a well-liked agricultural product for far of the South, the tobacco plant may eventually degrade the land that nurtured it, yet because the writer provocatively argues, the alternative of crop first and foremost made ideal agrarian in addition to monetary feel for southern planters.
Swanson, who brings to his narrative the adventure of getting grown up on a operating Virginia tobacco farm, explores how one try at agricultural permanence went heavily awry. He weaves jointly social, agricultural, and cultural background of the Piedmont zone and illustrates how rules approximately race and panorama administration grew to become entangled lower than slavery and in a while. difficult long-held perceptions, this leading edge research examines not just the cloth relationships that attached crop, land, and folks but additionally the reasons that inspired tobacco farming within the region.

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