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Cocaine: Global Histories
     

Cocaine: Global Histories

by Paul Gootenberg
 

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ISBN-10: 0415192471

ISBN-13: 9780415192477

Pub. Date: 10/05/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Cocaine examines 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

Overview

Cocaine examines 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
Cocaine unveils new primary sources and covert social, cultural and political transformations to shed light on cocaine's hidden history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415192477
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/05/1999
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

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