Making Tobacco Bright
Making Tobacco Bright (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011) by Barbara Hahn explores the interactions between the tobacco industry and tobacco agriculture over three centuries, arguing that varietal types (which are not genetic) are the result of historical market relations and regulations. Different regions met demand with different cultivation methods that changed in different market and legal environments.
Barbara Hahn is an associate professor of southern history at TTU and associate editor of Technology and Culture, the journal of the Society for the History of Technology. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and she studies the relationship between technological change and economic growth.