HIST 067T. Digging through the American Tobacco Archives: Public Health, Corporate Deception, and Cigarette Smoking in the 20th Century
This course examines the worldwide transformation of cigarette smoking from a celebrated and well-accepted habit into a medicalized, risky, and regulated practice. We will research the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Archive, an online repository with thousands of documents produced by the deceptive workings of big American tobacco corporations aiming at undermining the medicalization of the cigarette smoking habit worldwide. Individual or group research projects might deal with the Latin American region or other areas of the world.
Prerequisite: HIST or LALS course.
Eligible for GLBL-paired, LALS
Fall 2021. Armus.
Catalog chapter: History
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/history
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