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Thomas Henderson, October 28, 1999. Interview K-0228.
A Tobacco Buyer Describes the North Carolina Tobacco Industry in the 1930s and 1940s: Thomas Henderson was born in Brookneal, Virginia, a small, tobacco farming community. He later became a tobacco buyer in Greenville, North Carolina. Focusing on the tobacco industry in the 1930s and 1940s, Henderson explains the establishment of gradation policies for the tobacco industry as a New Deal reform measure, the process of buying and selling tobacco at auction, and changes in tobacco farming.
Interviewee: Thomas Henderson    Interviewer: Charles Thompson, Charles Thompson
Duration: 01:56:22     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 10 excerpts.