Sarah Milov - The Cigarette: A Political History — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

An assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia, Milov in her new book traces the changing role and fortunes of tobacco in 20th-century America. As the most controlled and supported commodity the U.S. produced during that time, tobacco enjoyed strong government backing; the federal tobacco program lasted some 70 years, ending only in 2004. As Milov shows, this recent shift in political priorities came about not simply as a result of overwhelming evidence implicating smoking in a range of negative health effects. Rather, it was due to a new kind of citizen activism: demanding non-smokers’ rights, people lobbied elected officials at all levels and took their case to the courts.


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ISBN: 9780674241213
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Published: Harvard University Press - October 2nd, 2019

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