The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control / Edition 3

The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control / Edition 3

by David F. Musto, Oxford University Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195125096

ISBN-13: 9780195125092

Pub. Date: 04/22/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The American Disease is a classic study of the development of drug laws in the United States. Supporting the theory that Americans' attitudes toward drugs have followed a cyclic pattern of tolerance and restraint, author David F. Musto examines the relationz between public outcry and the creation of prohibitive drug laws from the end of the Civil War up to the

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The American Disease is a classic study of the development of drug laws in the United States. Supporting the theory that Americans' attitudes toward drugs have followed a cyclic pattern of tolerance and restraint, author David F. Musto examines the relationz between public outcry and the creation of prohibitive drug laws from the end of the Civil War up to the present.

Originally published in 1973, and then in an expanded edition in 1987, this third edition contains a new chapter and preface that both address the renewed debate on policy and drug legislation from the end of the Reagan administration to the current Clinton administration. Here, Musto thoroughly investigates how our nation has dealt with such issues as the controversies over prevention programs and mandatory minimum sentencing, the catastrophe of the crack epidemic, the fear of a heroin revival, and the continued debate over the legalization of marijuana.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195125092
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/22/1999
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,290,554
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface
1. The American Disease
2. Diplomats and Reformers
3. The Harrison Act
4. The Search for Cures
5. State and Local Narcotic Control
6. The Federal Assault on Addiction Maintenance
7. The Narcotic Clinic Era
8. The Troubled Twenties
9. Marihuana and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
10. Federal Support of the Medical Approach
11. The Return of Drug Toleration, 1965-1985
12. Renewed Efforts at Control, 1986-1997
13. The Dynamics of Narcotic Control
Notes
Index

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