Bideford and other ports in Devon and Cornwall were important in the Chesapeake tobacco trade from the seventeenth through the early decades of the eighteenth century. This is also true of Bristol, Liverpool, and Lancaster. Whitehaven and Gasgow have been well served by scholars like Jacob Price, Sir Tom Devine, and J. V. Beckett, but I've been unable to find more than a brief mention by W. G. Hoskins of Devon's tobacco trade. Can anyone direct me to a dissertation, a monograph, or a journal article that deals with the commercial relations of the English outports with the tobacco colonies of Maryland and Virginia?
Richard K. MacMaster