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.