Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century [Hardback]

Ann K. Ferrell (Author)

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ISBN: 9780813142333 | Published by: University Press of Kentucky | Series: Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series | Year of Publication: 2013 | Language: English 330p, H229 x W152 (mm) 27 b&w photos, 2 maps, 3 graphs, 3 tables




Burley

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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 bourbon, bluegrass music, and Thoroughbred horses.

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