Cover: The Cigarette: A Political History, from Harvard University PressCover: The Cigarette in HARDCOVER

The Cigarette

A Political History

  • Introduction
  • 1. Tobacco in Industrializing America
  • 2. Tobacco’s New Deal
  • 3. Cultivating the Grower
  • 4. The Challenge of the Public Interest
  • 5. Inventing the Nonsmoker
  • 6. From Rights to Cost
  • 7. Shredding a Net to Build a Web
  • Conclusion: “Weeds Are Hard to Kill”: The Future of Tobacco Politics
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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Jacket: How To Be Gay, by David M. Halperin, from Harvard University Press

Celebrating Pride Month, Part II

To celebrate Pride Month, we are highlighting excerpts from books that explore the lives and experiences of the LGBT+ community. This second excerpt comes from How To Be Gay, a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, in which David M. Halperin, a pioneer of LGBTQ studies, dares to suggest that gayness is a way of being that gay men must learn from one another to become who they are.