Jan Rogozinski

Tobacco grows up to six feet in height

Chinese carved ivory snuff bottle .

French silver snuff box (early 1800s).

Books

Cities
Caste, Power, and Law: Social Conflict in Fourteenth-Century Montpellier
By tracing the careers of individual men and women, provides insight into the distinctive laws and sociey of southern France.
Pirates
Honor Among Thieves: Captain Kidd, Henry Every, and the Pirate Democracy in the Indian Ocean
Based on evidence from French archives and other first-hand sources, presents the history of the superb mariners and immensely successful pirates sailing from Saint Mary's Island.
Pirates! Brigands, Buccaneers, and Privateers in Fact, Fiction, and Legend.
A comprehensive encyclopedia devoted to both pirate history and the masterpeces of pirate mythology.
Islands
A Brief History of the Caribbean: From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present
Narrates the experiences of the Caribbean people, including those living on smaller and less-known islands.
Snuff and Chewing Tobacco
Smokeless Tobacco in the Western World, 1550-1950.
Investigates the many ways tobacco has been used, including snuff and chewing tobacco as well as cigars, pipes and cigarettes.

Smokeless Tobacco in the Western World, 1550-1950.

Smokeless Tobacco is more comprehensive than the title might suggest. In addition to snuff and chewing tobacco, it also investigates the development of other ways in which tobacco has been enjoyed, including cigars, pipes and cigarettes. To understand changes over time in consumer preferences, the book discusses the economic, social and political factors affecting those preferences These include the development of new varieties of tobacco, the evolution of marketing systems, and governmental controls and regulation.
      Smokeless Tobacco presents governmental and industry statistics that measure the sales and consumption of tobacco products in the US, Canada, the European countries, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The necessary context for these statistical data is provided by evidence from industrial manuals and political debates as well as statements in travel accounts, newspapers, novels, poetry, cartoons, and advertisements.
      The final chapter describes tobacco usage in the Near East, Asia, and Africa. Governmental records again are supplemented by literary sources and traveler's accounts from the Ottoman Empire, Persia, India, China, and Japan.

George Washington supervises tobacco production at Mount Vernon. America's southern states were the main tobacco producers.

When people today think of tobacco use they almost always think of smoking, whether of cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. But it was not always so. Jan Rogozinski's new book asks us to reconsider our asspmptions about the history of tobacco, reminding us that over the centuries and around the world, much tobacco was consumed in smokeless form, whether the crude chewing tobacco so favored in nineteenth-century America or the elegant nasal snuff we associate with eighteenth-century French drawing rooms, or the oral snuff preferred by both Scandinavian and southern country people and factory workers. His short book is an effective introduction to the history of tobacco use.
        Jacob Price, Journal of Southern History.

Plug and twist chewing tobacco. Throughout the 19th century, Americans chewed rather than smoking tobacco.

This is an easy-to-read text that is filled with hard-to-find tobacco statistics.
      New Technical Books.

A 1920s ad suggests that smoking is sophisticated and glamorous. However, cigarettes became the best selling tobaacco product in the U.S. only in 1941.