Topic: Agriculture & Farming

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Tobacco Label

Tobacco labels appeared on packages of tobacco or snuff. Within a decade of Virginia’s founding, tobacco was the colony’s major export. This label reflects stereotypes about the enslaved...
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Tobacco Leaves

Leaves of tobacco plants growing at Monticello in 2002.  Tobacco was Monticello's main cash crop until the 1790s....
Lesson Plan

We’ve Totally Been Here – A look at Five Visitors to Monticello Throughout Five Different Time Periods in American History

Lesson Overview: This lesson looks at visitors to Monticello during five different time periods throughout Thomas Jefferson’s life. The lesson gives students an idea of travel to Monticello,...
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Wheat and Rye

In the 1790s, Jefferson began growing wheat and other grains at Monticello instead of tobacco....