The Smoke of the Gods
A Social History of TobaccoBook - 2007
From the publisher's description: "Although tobacco use is controversial in the U.S. today, Burns reminds us that this was not always the case. For centuries, tobacco was generally thought to have medicinal and even spiritual value. Most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were tobacco users or growers, or both. According to Burns, tobacco changed the very course of U.S. history, because its discovery caused the British to support Jamestown, its struggling New World colony."
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2007
Characteristics: 270 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Social history of tobacco