What race were tobacco merchants?

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Date created: Wed, Oct 6, 2021 6:31 AM
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The Tobacco Lords were a group of Scottish merchants and slave traders who in the 18th century made enormous fortunes by trading in tobacco. Many became so wealthy that they adopted the lifestyle of aristocrats, lavishing vast sums on great houses and splendid churches.

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