Tobacco in the American Colonies This painting shows enslaved Africans working in the tobacco sheds of a colonial tobacco plantation Throughout the 17th century, Europe had a growing demand for tobacco. However, in areas of the American south, where tobacco grew well, capital was needed in order to grow this highly demanding crop. These farmers saw tobacco as merely a temporary crop to get them started until they could plant something else.
Since its introduction to Europeans by American Indians, no other agricultural crop has been more thoroughly entwined with the history of the United States than the growing, processing, and manufacturing of tobacco.
In addition, no one product has enjoyed deeper ties to the colonization of the New World and to the expansion of international trade between the New World and Europe, Asia, and the Middle East over the last four centuries.
The prospect of farming tobacco and selling it to England brought the earliest British colonists to Virginia and Maryland, and at the end of the twentieth century U.
For many centuries tobacco has been identified with the New World, especially the United States. In the form of the mass-produced cigarette, U. Indeed, students of the industry have argued that the advent of machine-made cigarettes in the s helped inaugurate in the United States the modern era of mass consumer products, mass advertising and promotion, and the professionally managed modern corporation.
However, the last half of the twentieth century saw the U. In response, the industry aggressively pursued expanding into markets in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa, prompting the World Health Organization to accuse tobacco manufacturers of fomenting a tobacco epidemic.
Cigarette makers faced the prospect of being demoted to the status of a rogue industry in the eyes of U. Industrializing Tobacco and the Rise of the Cigarette Until tobacco manufacturing proper was largely carried out in Europe. New York, a center of snuff production, was the exception.
Manufacturing of tobacco also thrived among planters who prepared tobacco for chew. After the Civil War, the introduction of steam-powered shredding and cigarette machines and pressures stemming from the rise of national markets led to the concentration of tobacco manufacturing in that sector.
Cigar manufacturing underwent a similar evolution somewhat later. Cigars first became popular in the United States after the Mexican-American War, and their manufacture was fairly dispersed in cigar leaf-growing regions. In the United States, the convenience and simplicity of smoking cigarettes made from the bright variety of tobacco was discovered by Union and Confederate troops alike during the Civil War.
Ready-made cigarettes using mixtures of bright and burley tobacco allowed U. The growth of the U. With this growth arose new aggressive methods of packaging striking colors, designs, logos, brand namespromoting gifts, picture cards, free samples, discounts and rebates to jobbers, retailers, etc.
In James Bonsack patented a new cigarette-making machine that turned out overcigarettes per day.
Until then, factory workers rolled up to 3, cigarettes a day. The Bonsack machines made the fortune of James B.
Duke, who adopted them in That same year Duke pressured his rivals into forming the American Tobacco Company with Duke as president.In the United States, the convenience and simplicity of smoking cigarettes made from the bright variety of tobacco was discovered by Union and Confederate troops alike during the Civil War.
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