Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of Revolution.: T.H. Breen

Reviews

“Breen writes clearly and argues well. . . . Tobacco Culture is enjoyable.”—Allen Boyer, New York Times

“T. H. Breen’s important new book attempts to explain why the great Virginia Planters embraced the Revolutionary cause with so much enthusiasm. He argues that growing indebtedness to British merchants after 1750 jeopardized the planters’ traditional dominance, finally precipitating `a major cultural crisis’ in the years immediately preceding Independence. Breen’s major contribution is to delineate the `mentality’ of the great planters of the period when private and public distress converged. . . . It is a superb contribution to the literature of the American Revolution.”—Peter S. Onuf, William and Mary Quarterly

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Princeton University Press; Revised edition (September 1, 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0691089140
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0691089140
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.56 x 8.5 inches

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