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Modest Proposal: Tobacco is Like Love

Among the legion of unjustly forgotten historical figures there’s an eccentric soldier and failed composer named Captain Tobias Hume.  Unless you play the...

Community & Language

Their language is hopeful and would be recognizable to any tobacco farmer of the last hundred years. But now they are talking about food.

Blood and Tobacco: Robert Penn Warren’s “Night Rider”

Men cut off from their origins and alienated from their selves become desperate, and desperate men do desperate deeds.

An Elegy for Tobacco

Henry County, Kentucky. What holds a community together?  Or rather, what holds my community together, as I'll have to leave you to worry about...