Cocaine: Global Histories by Paul GootenbergCocaine: Global Histories by Paul Gootenberg

Cocaine: Global Histories

EditorPaul Gootenberg


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Cocaineexamines the rise and fall of this notorious substance from its legitimate use by scientists and medics in the nineteenth century to the international prohibitionist regimes and drug gangs of today. Themes explored include:
* Amsterdam's complex cocaine culture
* the manufacture, sale and control of cocaine in the United States
* Japan and the Southeast Asian cocaine industry
* export of cocaine prohibitions to Peru
* sex, drugs and race in early modern London
Cocaineunveils new primary sources and covert social, cultural and political transformations to shed light on cocaine's hidden history.
Title:Cocaine: Global HistoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.15 × 0.5 inPublisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415220017

ISBN - 13:9780415220019

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From Our Editors

How has cocaine affected the world’s population since the medical profession first used it to ease pain? Are there fewer abuse problems in places where cocaine is a legal drug? In the United States, cocaine has created havoc and the law continues to struggle with ways to prevent it being smuggled into the country. In other lands, a simple possession charge can result in a death sentence. Paul Gootenberg gathers a selection of essays tracing the history of this controversial narcotic and comments on its international effect in Cocaine.

Editorial Reviews

"Cocaine history is back, and more sophisticated than ever. "Cocaine is an important resource for anyone interested in drug history and politics, and an indispensable one for those who would understand cocaine in global context."-David Courtwright, University of North Florida ""Cocaine: Global Histories includes a discussion of the United States experience (by Spillane himself) but also describes the experience of several other societies, past and present.."-Philip Jenkins "The Journal of American History "I...strongly recommend this text for reading by any serious student of the cocaine dilemma."-"Pharmacy in History