New Stuff Tuesday – November 26, 2019

The Cigarette book cover

The Cigarette:
A Political History
New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor
HD 9149.C43 U663 2019

I must first admit to at least half purchasing this book for the creative homage to the classic Marlboro Reds pack of cigarettes. The focus of this book follows the tobacco industry in the United States from the Jamestown colony to the Marlboro Man ads of the 20th century. While certainly the story of the decline in popularity of the cigarette is tied to the discovery of its drastic effects on our health as a result of science. The story by Sarah Milov shows us that it is much more complicated. The political nature of this story show how power shifts over time and was much more than just the pressure of health advocates.

About James Castrillo

Reference and Instruction Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Andersen Library. Liaison to History, Women's/Gender Studies, Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology, Theatre and Dance, Philosophy and Religious Studies departments.
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