Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of Revolution

@article{Main1985TobaccoCT,
  title={Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of Revolution},
  author={G. Main and Timothy H. Breen},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  year={1985},
  volume={17},
  pages={678}
}
  • G. Main, Timothy H. Breen
  • Published 1985
  • History, Sociology
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
  • The great Tidewater planters of mid-eighteenth-century Virginia were fathers of the American Revolution. Perhaps first and foremost, they were also anxious tobacco farmers, harried by a demanding planting cycle, trans-Atlantic shipping risks, and their uneasy relations with English agents. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and their contemporaries lived in a world that was dominated by questions of debt from across an ocean but also one that stressed personal autonomy.T. H. Breen's study of… CONTINUE READING
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