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“[James B.] Duke’s only failure came when he attempted to integrate the cigar industry into his increasingly extensive fold. Cigars, he found, fit poorly with his system of mechanization, standardization and national marketing…. Production of cigars would remain labor intensive, skilled work; they continued to be distributed in small quantities to specialized dealers…. “The cigar […]

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– Greensboro to Wilmington by boat? – Reared in Granville County, he was Tennessee’s wealthiest free black – and a slaveholder. – The before and after life of a 1956 National Science Fair winner. – Tobacco heritage may be embarrassment to baseball  in Tampa, but not in Wilson. – On eve of labor landmark’s demolition, […]

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