If you don’t know about the Tobacco Wars, you don’t know American history.
In Tobacco, Trusts, and Trump: How America’s Forgotten War Created Big Government, Jim Rumford reveals how the United States is headed toward the same turmoil that sparked a bloody war between the working class and the Great Tobacco Trust—and why the Establishment doesn’t want you to know about it.
Drawing on one of the largest private collections of Tobacco Wars primary documents and family ties to the conflict, Rumford shows how recent headlines—from the TEA Party to Occupy Wall Street to the election of President Donald J. Trump—echo the events leading up to America’s Forgotten War.
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About the Author
During the Tobacco Wars, Rumford's own Great-Grandfather George Washington Kinney was attacked by "Night Riders," who also destroyed the family barns and tobacco crop. To help prevent history from ever repeating itself, Kinney compiled one of the largest private collections of Tobacco Wars primary documents in the United States. At six years old, Rumford discovered these documents and has been telling his Great-Grandfather's story ever since.
Part memoir, part history, and part warning, Rumford's first book, Tobacco, Trusts, and Trump: How America's Forgotten War Created Big Government, draws startling parallels between the causes and consequences of the Tobacco Wars, and America's political and economic challenges in the Age of Trump.
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Rumford grew up in Bracken County, Kentucky, and now resides in Dayton, Ohio.
Learn more about Jim Rumford and Tobacco, Trusts, and Trump at www.TheTobaccoWars.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What They Don’t Want You to Know
Chapter 1: “You’ve Never Worked a Day in Your Life”
Chapter 2: The Buck Stops with Buck Duke
Chapter 3: Night Riding
Chapter 4: United States v American Tobacco Co.
Chapter 5: When Government “Helps”
Chapter 6: Populists, Socialists, and the Taxes They Love
Chapter 7: Filling the Swamp
Chapter 8: When the Little Guy Stands Up for Himself
Chapter 9: The Ultimate Anti-Establishment Career Path
Chapter 10: Domestic Enemies
Chapter 11: Great Again
Chapter 12: More Work to Be Done
Conclusion: What’s the Future?