Growing the Cigarette

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Marion Post Wolcott, “Tobacco Barns and Cigarette Advertisements,” 1940.
Marion Post Wolcott, “Tobacco Barns and Cigarette Advertisements,” 1940.

VFH Conference Room

145 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, VA

Growing the Cigarette is a revisionist history of tobacco in the twentieth century that takes farmers, government officials and citizen-activists as its main characters. By looking beyond “Big Tobacco,” Sarah Milov demonstrates that, paradoxically, smoking was a product of an expanded vision of the state, and that the politics of anti-smoking were born of an impulse to make visible the costs of smoking to smokers, the state, and workplaces.

Join VFH Fellow Sarah Milov as she explores the history of tobacco in the twentieth century.

This talk is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.