Preserving history of tobacco in southern Appalachia

http://www.heraldcourier.com/community/history-harvest-preserves-regional-history-of-tobacco-farming/article_62e267a2-f947-11e6-939f-4b6e4e6d7bae.html

Tom Lee (East Tennessee State University)has launched a “History Harvest” project to locate and digitally preserve documents, photographs, artifacts, and personal and family histories of tobacco farming in southern Appalachia.

Lee recently published “Southern Appalachia’s Nineteenth-Century Bright Tobacco Boom: Industrialization, Urbanization, and the Culture of Tobacco,” Agricultural History 88, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 175-206.

 

 

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