Cover Photo: uacescomm via Flickr
uacescomm via Flickr

Peanut Farming, Robert E. Lee, and a Virginia Family's Legacy

Slaves brought peanuts from Africa and planted them across the South, where they were used as animal feed.




Rebecca Holland is a freelance writer based in Chicago. She has written for the Chicago Tribune, Al Jazeera,  Pacific Standard, Saveur, and more.  Follow her on twitter  @_rebeccaholland