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1. Production and global economy

1.1. Production and consumption in pre-Columbian America

The discovery and development of smoking tobacco, snuff, and chewing tobacco go back to pre-Columbian America. Before the Conquista, a millennia-old tobacco culture had developed in the Americas, which were also the original homeland of the wild plant. This culture benefited from the climatic tolerance of the annual crop and the simple production of raw tobacco, for w…

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Menninger, Annerose, “Tobacco”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028588>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831

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