To Know Tobacco: Southern Identity in China in the Jim Crow Era

To Know Tobacco: Southern Identity in China in the Jim Crow Era essay ...................... To Know Tobacco Southern Identity in China in the Jim Crow Era by Nan Enstad Go to one of the tobacco areas in North Carolina or Virginia today and you will still find a large number of people who, as the saying goes, "know tobacco" -- people who grew up in close proximity to multiple stages of tobacco's production. A great many tended it on the farm when young, learned to cure it and bring it for sale in the tobacco markets. Some came to cities like Winston-Salem, Durham, Reidsville, Petersburg, or Richmond to work in factories producing cigarettes or other tobacco products. Box making in the T. B. Williams Tobacco Factory, Richmond, Virginia, ca. 1900, courtesy of the Collections of the Library of Congress. o to one of the tobacco areas in North Carolina or Virginia today and you will still find a large number of people who, as the saying goes, "know tobacco." That is, you will encounter people who grew up in close proximity to multiple stages of tobacco production: a great many tended it on the farm when young, learned to cure it, and then brought it for sale in the tobacco http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

To Know Tobacco: Southern Identity in China in the Jim Crow Era

Southern Cultures, Volume 13 (4) – Nov 14, 2007

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essay ...................... To Know Tobacco Southern Identity in China in the Jim Crow Era by Nan Enstad Go to one of the tobacco areas in North Carolina or Virginia today and you will still find a large number of people who, as the saying goes, "know tobacco" -- people who grew up in close proximity to multiple stages of tobacco's production. A great many tended it on the farm when young, learned to cure it and bring it for sale in the tobacco markets. Some came to cities like Winston-Salem, Durham, Reidsville, Petersburg, or Richmond to work in factories producing cigarettes or other tobacco products. Box making in the T. B. Williams Tobacco Factory, Richmond, Virginia, ca. 1900, courtesy of the Collections of the Library of Congress. o to one of the tobacco areas in North Carolina or Virginia today and you will still find a large number of people who, as the saying goes, "know tobacco." That is, you will encounter people who grew up in close proximity to multiple stages of tobacco production: a great many tended it on the farm when young, learned to cure it, and then brought it for sale in the tobacco

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