Data Are For Acreage Harvested. Source: U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Data For 1866-1930: "Agricultural Statistics", 1941, 1942, 1950. Data For 1931-1951: Crop Reporting Board, "Crop Production", 1951 Annual Summary.
This NBER data series a01295 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 1 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter01.html.
NBER Indicator: a01295
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Tobacco Crop Acreage for United States [A01295USA531NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A01295USA531NNBR/, June 30, 2015.