Tobacco in History: The Cultures of Dependence

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Routledge, 1994 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
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Jordan Goodman explores the historical transformation of tobacco from Amerindian shamanism to global capitalism, from the food of the spirits to the fatal epidemic, from the rough pipe and cigar to the modern-day cigarette. This scholarly and comprehensive survey combines up-to-date published work with primary research to provide a systematic way of understanding current debates from a historical perspective. Goodman draws on a wide range of disciplines to present a history that explores larger themes, such as colonialism, consumerism, medical discourse and multinational enterprise. The book reveals the complex web of dependence and relationships surrounding this controversial commodity.

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Jordan E. Goodman was the Wall Street correspondent at Money magazine for 18 years and is currently a weekly commentator on Public Radio International's Marketplace in the Morning show, as well as on CNBC, MSNBC, and many other radio and television stations. He is the author of Barron's Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms, Everyone's Money Book, and the newly published Everyone's Money Book series on financial planning; college; real estate; stocks, bonds, and mutual funds; credit; and retirement planning.

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