book talk


The Cigarette: A Political History 

TimeThursday, May 14, 2020 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationLecture Hall

*We regret that this event has been cancelled. The health and safety of our visitors and staff are top priorities for the Library of Virginia. We are monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation closely and following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, which advise the public to minimize risk by avoiding group gatherings.*

Please join us for a talk by author and historian Sarah Milov on her book The Cigarette: A Political History, which reveals the surprisingly vital role tobacco played in the political economy of the United States over the course of the 20th century. In this engaging and meticulously argued work, she shows that the story of the tobacco industry reflects the nature of our political system and the development and transformation of corporatism. By looking at tobacco’s place in public life, we can better understand who governs. Milov is an assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia and a former fellow of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

The Carole Weinstein Author Series supports the literary arts by bringing both new and well-known authors to the Library of Virginia. Free and open to the public, the series focuses on Virginia authors and Virginia subjects across all genres. Reception at 5:30 PM, program at 6:00 PM, and a book signing at 7:15 PM. Pre-order the book via the Virginia Shop. For more information, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or 

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