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Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
What do the Tobacco Wars of the early 1900’s have to do with today’s economy?
The similarities are alarming, and most American’s have no knowledge or understanding of this impactful historical event.
Author, historian, master story-teller and CEO, Jim Rumford is captivating audiences around the country with his true tale of historical intrigue, involving both of his great grandfathers holding divergent positions, at a time when the infamous James Duke created a monopoly on tobacco, and birthed the American Tobacco Trust. The Tobacco Wars occurred after the Civil War and was basically an epic battle between monopolies and the average person. This is highly relevant today due to the rise of mega companies like Amazon and Facebook who are dominating the middle class and destroying whole industries. Rumford’s unique perspective is shedding light on a history that’s never been talked about and revealing the behind-the scenes events that shaped our government, our economy and our nation. Is history repeating itself? Jim Rumford will boldly answer that question, and leave audiences astounded at the historical parallels to our present age.