Long Green: The Rise and Fall of Tobacco in South Carolina by Eldred PrinceLong Green: The Rise and Fall of Tobacco in South Carolina by Eldred Prince

Long Green: The Rise and Fall of Tobacco in South Carolina

byEldred Prince, Robert Simpson

Paperback | January 1, 2013

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The first comprehensive history of Bright Leaf tobacco culture of any state to appear in fifty years, this book explores tobacco's influence in South Carolina from its beginnings in the colonial period to its heyday at the turn of the century, the impact of the Depression, the New Deal, and World War II, and on to present-day controversies about health risks due to smoking.

The book examines the tobacco growers' struggle against the monopolistic practices of manufacturers, explains the failures of the cooperative reform movement and the Hoover administration's farm policies, and describes how Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal rescued southern agriculture from the Depression and forged a lasting and successful partnership between tobacco farmers and government. The technological revolutions of the post-World War II era and subsequent tobacco economy hardships due to increasingly negative public perception of tobacco use are also highlighted.The book details the roles and motives of key individuals in the development of tobacco culture, including firsthand experiences related by farmers and warehousemen, and offers informed speculations on the future of tobacco culture. Long Green allows readers to better understand the full significance of this cash crop in the history and economy of South Carolina and the American South.

ELDRED E. PRINCE JR. is a professor of history at Coastal Carolina University. ROBERT R. SIMPSON was a professor of history at Coker College and director of the Pee Dee Heritage Foundation.
Title:Long Green: The Rise and Fall of Tobacco in South CarolinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 17 inPublished:January 1, 2013Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820344478

ISBN - 13:9780820344478

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Editorial Reviews

A thorough study of the structure of South Carolina tobacco farming, with ample attention to the elites who promoted it and the manufacturers who profited most from it.

- Journal of American History