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Author Milov, Sarah, 1984- author. Author.
Title The cigarette : a political history / Sarah Milov
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts ; Londond, England : Harvard University Press, 2019
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  HD9149.C43 U663 2019    AVAILABLE    30560400669641
 人文社會聯圖  HD9149.C43 U663 2019    AVAILABLE    30650020091092
Descript 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Gender group: gdr Women lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ History teachers lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Note "The Cigarette: A Political History offers a fresh interpretation of tobacco's role in the twentieth century. It argues that tobacco played a vital and emblematic role in the history of twentieth century political economy. Far from being unregulated, tobacco was the most controlled and supported commodity produced in the United States during the twentieth century. The federal tobacco program was remarkably long lived, lasting nearly seven decades and ending only in 2004. By the 1960s, criticisms of the Tobacco industry and its state support were ubiquitous. Under the banner of "non-smokers' rights," by the mid-1970s activists began to rack up an impressive string of victories in curtailing public smoking at the local and state levels. By the final decades of the twentieth century, debates over tobacco were waged primarily on the terrain of its social cost. By placing tobacco at the center of American political economy, The Cigarette: A Political History joins the politics of the body to the American body politic"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Tobacco in industrializing America -- Tobacco's New Deal -- Cultivating the grower -- The challenge of the public interest -- Inventing the nonsmoker -- From rights to cost -- Shredding a net to build a web -- Conclusion: "Weeds are hard to kill": the future of tobacco politics
Subject Cigarettes -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Tobacco industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Tobacco -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Smoking -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Cigarettes. fast (OCoLC)fst00861391
Smoking -- Law and legislation. fast (OCoLC)fst01121698
Tobacco. fast (OCoLC)fst01432109
Tobacco industry. fast (OCoLC)fst01151931
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Zigarette gnd
Tabakindustrie gnd
USA gnd
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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