Daniel Aaron, 19 January 1989
Show More Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of the Revolution by T.H. Breen.
Princeton, 216 pp., $9.95, February 1988, 0 691 04729 4Show More
“... historians have tested Bailyn’s thesis by extending and particularising it. This is what T.H. Breen has done in Tobacco Culture. The impact of Country ideas in the colonies, he argues, varied according to region and time and, above all, the ‘non-political experiences’ of the colonists, whose religion, work habits, family affairs, social values ...”