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"The contention is well-founded that 'an accurate portrait of this controversial resource' is essential to inform the current debate over the legalization of industrial hemp."―Appalachian Journal

"An engaging read that explores the culture and agriculture of hemp."―Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

"The reprinting of the Hopkins history over a half-century after he researched it comes at a relevant moment in Kentucky political and agrarian debate."―Southern Seen

"Must reading for anyone wanting knowledge concerning how to grow and produce hemp. Describes in detail the pros and cons of raising it as a cash crop."―The (Carrollton, KY) News-Democrat

"Traces the impact of the state's former chief cash crop."―

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James F. Hopkins (1909–1995) was professor of history at the University of Kentucky.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky; Reprint edition (April 2, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813109302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813109305
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,898,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sam Thayer on July 27, 2010
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I have read almost every book published about hemp in the English language during the last 120 years. With all the garbage pro-hemp propaganda that has been created by the marijuana legalization movement, full of distortions, exaggerations of disgusting magnitude, fantasies, profound ignorance of basic facts about hemp, and shocking inaccuracies, it is refreshing to read a book that was written by an author who did actual research and tried to present a realistic and reasonable picture of this topic.

This book has no agenda; it is simply an economic, social, and agricultural history of hemp. It was written at a time when hemp farming was still legal but had nearly disappeared from American culture due to economics--yet many of the older generations in Kentucky at the time of its publication would have remembered the crop formerly being a significant part of the local economy. Although the title specifies Kentucky, the book actually provides a great deal of information about the hemp industry nationwide, and it is probably the single best resource for any person wanting to do research on hemp history in the United States. It is well written and enjoyable to read, as much as a scholarly historical work focusing on agriculture and economics can be. I found the quotes and first-hand accounts from the mid 1800's fascinating (for example, I wouldn't have guessed that, when compared to wages, land in Kentucky was far more expensive in 1840 than it is in the same areas today), and the author's analysis of his historical findings is thoughtful and perceptive.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Shannon on November 28, 2007
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The History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky is a well documented Phd. thesis about the title.

I have read this book as research for a novel I have written. I found that the authors research was very helpful to me, and I was most impressed by his efforts. I have been able to use his information to enrich my historical novel.

This work is most accurate and well documented, it will have a very special readership.
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