Nicotiana Brittanica

The Cotswolds’ Illicit Tobacco Cultivation In The 17th Century

Publication Details
Number: 9
By: Will Simpson, Jim McNeill
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 978-1-911522-10-2
Number of pages: 12
Format: Stapled Pamphlet
Page Details
Section: BRHG Publications
Subjects: Capitalism (The Rise Of), Slavery & Resistance
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Four centuries ago a group of farmers from the West of England decided to see if they could make a living for themselves by growing tobacco.

This put them at odds with the English state and its imperial ambition to build a mercantile economy driven by indentured and slave labour.

This is their story of resistance.

Fair-trade home-grown tobacco? Put that in yer pipe and smoke it

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