A Classification of American Wealth
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Soon a number of American brands were launched by such leading firms as Kinney (New York and Richmond Va), Kimball's Peerless Tobacco Works (Rochester NY), Allen & Ginter (Richmond Va) and Marburg & Felgoer (Baltimore Md). Following his peers, James Buchanan Duke hired Russian Jewish immigrant J.M. Siegel and set up a cigarette factory. Duke also hired an expert salesman,


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