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Burley - a book by Ferrell, Ann K.


Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

Burley( )
Author: Ferrell, Ann K.
Series title:Kentucky Remembered: an Oral History Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:University Press of Kentucky
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

Once iconic American symbols, tobacco farms are gradually disappearing. It is difficult for many people to lament the loss of a crop that has come to symbolize addiction, disease, and corporate deception; yet, in Kentucky, the plant has played an important role in economic development and prosperity. Burley tobacco -- a light, air-cured variety used in cigarette production -- has long been the Commonwealth's largest cash crop and an important aspect of regional identity, along with...
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