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Tobacco Production

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Gene Monahan

on 23 November 2016

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Transcript of Tobacco Production

Tobacco Production in the Southern Colonies
How was Tobacco Raised and Packaged?
After the tobacco was harvested," The whole plant was cut down and the leaves were left to wilt...", then it was taken to the tobacco barn to be "hung and cured for 6-8 weeks" . After it dried,
" farmers filled a hogshed " ( a hoghead was a barrel that carried tobacco) with 1000 pounds of tobacco. then the hogsheads would be loaded on a ship, ready to sail.

What is Tobacco?
Tobacco is a plant that was a popular cash crop in the southern colonies.
How is Tobacco Made?
Tobacco grows on tobacco plantations. Then tobacco was harvested in late August, or early September by slaves and indentured servants.
How Important is Tobacco?
Tobacco was a cash crop, and the "single most valuable" cash crop right before the war started. Farmers and plantation planters, got their money by trading or selling tobacco.
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