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It is hard to believe that at one time burley tobacco was not the chief cash crop in Kentucky. Yet for more than half a century hemp dominated the state's agricultural production.

James Hopkins surveys the hemp industry in Kentucky from its beginning through its complete demise at the end of World War II, describing the processes of seeding and harvesting the plant, and marketing manufactured goods made of the fiber.

With debate presently raging over the legalization of industrial hemp, it is essential that an accurate portrait of this controversial resource be available. Although originally published in 1951, Hopkins's work remains remarkably current as hemp manufacturing today is little changed from the practices the author describes. This edition includes an updated bibliography of recent publications concerning the scientific, economic, and political facets of industrial hemp.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. Thomas D. Clark
  3. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. I. The Hemp Farm
  2. pp. 13-38
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  1. II. Management and Sale of the Crop
  2. pp. 39-67
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  1. III. Prices and Production to 1861
  2. pp. 68-111
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  1. IV. Manufacturing to 1861
  2. pp. 112-150
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  1. V. Production of Hemp for Marine Use
  2. pp. 151-192
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  1. VI. The Decline of the Industry
  2. pp. 193-219
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  1. Bibliographical Note
  2. pp. 220-229
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  1. Updated Bibliography
  2. pp. 230-234
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 235-244
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  1. Illustrations
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813148618
Related ISBN
9780813109305
MARC Record
OCLC
900344286
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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